Sports McGregor responds to Mayweather, takes shot at domestic abuse past

08:06  12 january  2017
08:06  12 january  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

Mayweather willing to offer McGregor $15M, percentage of PPV for fight

  Mayweather willing to offer McGregor $15M, percentage of PPV for fight Appearing on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather revealed that his team has an offer on the table for UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Both fighters have previously said they're looking for a seven-figure payout for the hypothetical bout, but Mayweather considers that to be an unreasonable demand on McGregor's part given his belief that "The Notorious" has yet to prove himself as a moneymaker. "We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight," said Mayweather. "They know what my number is, a guaranteed $100 million.

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Rousey took that personally and saved a rip for "Money" at the most opportune time: the ESPYS in July. "I wonder how Floyd feels being beaten by a woman for once," Rousey said after winning the Fighter of the Year award. That was a clear shot at Mayweather 's past history of domestic violence . Seven Biggest UFC Fights That Never Happened. Latest From MMA Warehouse. Conor McGregor UFC 205 Subway Shirt.

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The fantasy fight that has woven its way into the fabric of everyday combat sports discussion has a new chapter.

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he is still interested in a potential superfight with UFC champion Conor McGregor.

“You guys keep hearing all these different rumors about different fighters want to face Floyd Mayweather,” Mayweather told ESPN’s First Take. “Everybody keeps talking about Conor McGregor. He’s blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. Dana White, the UFC, let’s make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world and I’ll show him what it’s like.”

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Mayweather and McGregor have traded verbal jabs since mid-2015 and both have stated on a number of occasions they’re interested in cashing monster cheques after a massive pay-per-view spectacle competing a boxing contest against one another.

“We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather added. “They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage—the back end—on the pay-per-view. But of course, we’re the A side.”

Both stars are the biggest draws in their respective sports, with Mayweather earning more money than anyone in the history of boxing. McGregor is the PPV king when it comes to mixed martial arts—each of his three fights in 2016 reportedly garnered more than one million PPV buys each—and his coach John Kavanagh told The Business Post this past June the UFC champion would want a 50-50 split for any potential Mayweather fight.

Report: Mayweather-McGregor bout in 'exploratory phase'

  Report: Mayweather-McGregor bout in 'exploratory phase' The camps of boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor have entered an 'exploratory phase' for a potential bout between the two, according to a report from MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Friday. This update comes just two days after Mayweather publicly made a $15-million (plus pay-per-view points) offer to McGregor to accept a fight. What this next phase entails is unclear, but it appears both sides are at least ready to discuss making this dream fight happen.

Conor McGregor has provoked boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. over his domestic violence history with an emoji depicting McGregor reigning supreme over Mayweather . McGregor ’s tweet comes just a matter of hours after Mayweather appeared on ESPN’s First Take claiming that the proposed fight between the two is being stalled due to McGregor ’s refusal to accept the million purse Mayweather has offered to him for his participation in the bout.

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McGregor responded to Mayweather the only way McGregor knows how.

The Irishman and/or whoever helps him with his social media accounts dug deep on the reference to C.J. Watson. The NBA point guard’s name came up in connection with Mayweather back in 2013 when new details about one of Mayweather’s domestic abuse cases from 2010 emerged.

Mayweather allegedly saw a text exchange between his ex-girlfriend at the time, Josie Harris, and Watson which led to a dispute.

“All I heard is, ‘Who is C.J. Watson, C.J. Watson the basketball player?’ Harris said according to a police report. “From there it was just…bad. I was powerless. He was holding me down. I couldn’t fight back. The kids were screaming and crying, ‘You’re hurting my Mom.’”

Harris, the mother of three of Mayweather’s children, also alleged the boxer shouted: “I’m going to kill you and the man you are messing around with. I’m going to have you both disappear.”

White offers Mayweather, McGregor $25M each, PPV split to fight

  White offers Mayweather, McGregor $25M each, PPV split to fight White offers Mayweather, McGregor $25M each, PPV split to fightOn Wednesday, Mayweather commented on the hypothetical bout between himself and the UFC's lightweight champion by claiming that he had already offered McGregor $15 million and a share of the pay-per-view profits to take the fight.

Conor McGregor has taken aim at Floyd Mayweather ’s recent comments surround the hypothetical superfight between the two fighters. Conor McGregor has responded to Floyd Mayweather claiming he offered the UFC lightweight champion million to accept a boxing match between the two in the most Conor McGregor way possible. Mayweather was later convicted of domestic abuse towards Harris in 2015 and sentenced to two months in prison.

In an April 8 episode of First Take —it for whatever reason only started getting around today, as Awful Announcing explains here, but better late than never—Smith complained about coverage (like, well, ours) that exposes Mayweather ’s history of “alleged” (his word) domestic abuse . Smith was particularly upset that Manny Pacquiao claimed he was going to use that history as motivation to teach Mayweather a lesson, something Smith felt was unsporting to say.

Mayweather pled guilty to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to 90 days in county jail and 100 hours of community service.

The 39-year-old retired in 2015 after beating Andre Berto and improving to 49-0 as a professional. He mentioned Wednesday that if he returns to boxing he wouldn’t be interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao—the most lucrative boxing match in the sport’s history.

“Only thing I’m probably interested in is the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said. “I’m a businessman, and it makes business sense. I believe in what me and [adviser] Al Haymon talk about every day—I believe in working smarter, not harder.”

UFC president Dana White has said in the past “there’s no way in hell” a Mayweather-McGregor boxing match would ever take place because McGregor is under contract with the UFC.

Here is the exact language used in UFC contracts:

“During the Term, ZUFFA shall have the exclusive right to promote all of Fighter’s bouts and Fighter shall not participate in or render his services as a professional fighter or in any other capacity to any other mixed martial art, martial art, boxing, professional wrestling, or any other fighting competition or exhibition, except as otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement.”

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McGregor was recently issued a boxing licence by the state of California, which means he could theoretically claim protections under the Ali Act. However, until there’s movement on that front or the UFC gives McGregor consent it’s all just gum flapping.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists he wants to fight Conor McGregor, but the undefeated boxing champion is only going to do it if he is guaranteed a ton of money. Not only that, but Floyd wants to make significantly more for the fight than McGregor. Mayweather said recently that he wants $100 million guaranteed and is willing to give McGregor $15 million. UFC president Dana White later chimed in by saying he would guarantee both fighters $25 million and then talk about how to split the pay-per-view money. Floyd thinks that’s laughable, and he mocked McGregor on social media Thursday to illustrate his point. Before you ask for $25M, be worth more than $25M. You have the "2" and the "5" right but you meant to say $2.5M not $25M. pic.twitter.com/07vaWF0hen — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 19, 2017 There’s no way to tell how accurate those net worth figures actually are, but we know one thing for certain — Mayweather is worth a heck of a lot more than McGregor. Mayweather made $200 million for a six-fight contract he had with Showtime, and that didn’t include pay-per-view money. He reportedly made over $200 million for his fight with Manny Pacquiao alone, so why would he accept $25 million? From a financial standpoint, McGregor has way more incentive to make the fight happen than Mayweather. There’s no way Floyd will agree to an even split, and who can blame him? McGregor can talk all the smack he wants and continue to make outlandish claims like these, but he’d have to check his ego before actual negotiations could begin.

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