A boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is starting to gain some more traction.
The notion of a fight between the two has been a topic of discussion recently, especially after Mayweather claimed to have made McGregor a $15 million offer.
One of the main barriers preventing the fight from being put together, however, is that McGregor is under contract with the UFC and would not be legally allowed to compete in an event not promoted by them. This would mean that, if the fight were to happen, the UFC would need to be involved as a co-promoter, something that has never been done before.
That may change, though, since UFC president Dana White seems keen on making the bout happen.
He appeared on Colin Cowherd’s The Herd on Friday where he offered Mayweather and McGregor each $25 million in addition to a percentage of PPV revenue to fight in a boxing match.
“I’ll tell you what, Floyd,” said White. “Here’s a real offer, and I’m the guy that can actually make the offer and I’m actually making a real offer: we’ll pay you 25 million, we’ll pay Conor 25 million and then we’ll talk about pay-per-view at a certain number. There’s a real offer.”
The fight would be one of the biggest ever in recent combat sport history and, White estimates, could do PPV numbers ranging from 2 to 4 million.