Floyd Mayweather Jr. counters Conor McGregor's money demands
ABC News - about 2 months
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Floyd Mayweather responded to Conor McGregor's most recent demand of a $100 million purse for a boxing match with a counter offer: $15 million and a cut of the pay-per-view. Mayweather, the retired boxing champion who turns 40 in February, was a guest Wednesday on ESPN's First Take and challenged both McGregor and the UFC to close the deal. "You guys keep hearing all these different rumors about different fighters want to face Floyd Mayweather," he said. "Everybody keeps talking about Conor McGregor. He's blowing smoke up everybody's a--. 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." McGregor, 28, the UFC's lightweight champion, isn't expected to return to the Octagon until at least May while taking a break for the birth of his first child. While talk of a Mayweather-McGregor boxing match dominated social media headlines for much of 2016,...
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