Speaking during the broadcast of his fighter Badou Jack’s world title defence, Floyd Mayweather was again asked about the status of a so-called clash with UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Of course, the negotiations for this possible mammoth bout are being conducted in a three-way dalliance, with UFC president Dana White at the helm of proceedings.
“(Floyd Mayweather) hasn’t talked to anybody about this fight. You’re talking to somebody about the fight, you’re talking to me. I’m the promoter. Conor McGregor is under contract to me.”
On Friday, White saw fit to offer both Mayweather and McGregor $25m each to throw down.
However, with the former seemingly holding out for no less than nine figures, this nonetheless staggering number was rebuffed in short order, with Floyd calling White “a fucking comedian“.
White’s response to this prompted Jim Gray of Showtime Sports to ask if the initial interest on ‘Money’s behalf remained, following other remarks that looked to see the pipe dream match-up remain just that.
Though still hung up on the numbers, Mayweather’s response was more positive on Saturday night.
“I’m a businessman when it’s all said and done, absolutely [I want that fight].
The best thing to do is look at how much money Conor McGregor has made, and then look at how much money Floyd Mayweather has made. Then we can make it happen.”
In the meantime, Floyd caught up with another fighting Irish icon in Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor, who recently joined the professional ranks of the sweet science.
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) January 15, 2017