Daddy-To-Be Conor McGregor Challenges Floyd Mayweather And Tells Him To Stop Being Afraid!
Conor McGregor is not budging – the two-weight UFC champion demands $100 million for a match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and not a dollar less.
The Scotsman made his demands public inside a New York City nightclub on Tuesday night, according to a recording published by TMZ. McGregor recently knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, which made him the first-ever two-weight UFC champ.
“Much respect to Floyd,” McGregor says in the video. “He’s a solid businessman. What he’s been able to do – he’s a [expletive] animal at what he’s been able to do.” Floyd isn’t as keen on fighting McGregor, though, saying that it’s time to ‘move on’. The former professional boxer turned boxing promoter shut down further speculation by outright declining the challenge.
“[But] as far as real fighting – true, pure unarmed combat – Floyd don’t want none of this. Give Floyd a shout; tell him I’m coming. Tell him to run around Showtime offices. I want $100 million to fight him under boxing rules because he’s afraid of a real fight,” McGregor said.
His words were quite similar to what he said back in August. “He’s running around the Showtime offices, begging those executives to come up with the $100 million cash he needs to fight me,” McGregor said then. “As soon as he gets my money, we can fight.”
Mayweather has made it abundantly clear that he’s ready to put his fighting days behind him. “A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but they have to fight because they have to,” Mayweather said when asked about a possible rematch with Manny Pacquiao. “I don’t have to fight.”
“I just made $300 million for fighting Pacquiao. I’m OK. Like I said before, I’m happy with my position. Once again, the money don’t make me; I make money. I’m well-off. I make smart moves, and like I said before, I’m happy with where my career has went.”
McGregor, 21-3, made $3 million from his welterweight fight against Diaz at UFC 202, and that’s without the bonuses. It’s been speculated that McGregor will pull in a total of $40 million in 2016, which would make him the highest paid fighter in MMA history.