Retired undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather certainly seems like a fighter ready to hit back the ring. Especially, in light of all the recent posts shot at UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Mayweather’s latest jab came on Twitter on Thursday when he poked McGregor’s net worth while comparing it to his own.
The post is captioned with a jab at UFC president Dana White’s recent offer to pay both fighting greats $25 million each. Also, with a cut of the pay-per-view profits from their proposed super fight.
Though Mayweather’s so-called ‘joke’ didn’t come along with a lot of fact checking.
Moreover, McGregor bagged a disclosed $1 million for his fight at UFC 196 against Nate Diaz. Further, another $3 million for the rematch at UFC 202. McGregor also fought and defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title at UFC 205 in November. However, those figures weren’t made public by the New York State Athletic Commission.
Based upon his previous fight incomes, it’s easy to assume McGregor scraped in similar money for the Alvarez fight as he did for the rematch with Diaz. Also, considering McGregor makes a percentage of pay-per-view profits that evidently multiply his total earnings by seven or eight figures.
Last year, McGregor also became the first UFC fighter in history to make the Forbes’ list for the 100 top paid athletes in sports (#85). It is reported ,$22 million in income and endorsements were cashed by McGregor in 2016.
Nonetheless, Mayweather’s continued pokes and shenanigans at McGregor clearly show his interest in the super-fight. Consequently, the fight could end up as the fight of our generation in combat sports history as the two biggest contenders in boxing and mixed martial arts.