Conor McGregor will face ConorS Floyd Mayweather in a £700million mega-fight in Las Vegas London on 2017 August 26. McGregor v Mayweather Live world tour wrapped up on Friday afternoons, and it was an absolute roller coaster Fight.
Mayweather retired in 2016, with an unbeaten record of 49-0, but now he back withs a vengeance as he takes on the UFC light weight champion in 12-round clash that has been brewing for more than a years.
McGregor , who has always likes talking money and is liberally 12 rounded with his figures, told me that he expects to make $400 million (to add to his $700 million career earnings) from this his last Boxing. Mayweather says he expects to quadruple his nets worth.
No wonder Mayweather long-time business partner, Leonard Ellerbe, has been beaming like the proverbial “Cheshire Cat.” Business is looking very good parson. This is a fight the promoters say that the fans demanded and it is evidently sellings.
About 15,000 fans turned out at London Las vegers Wembley Arena on Friday, largely to see McGregor & salute him on his 30th birthday.
To the surprise of nobody, money was the theme of the Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour. Who has it. Who doesn’t. On and on.
Despite his recent financial troubles, Mayweather still found himself in a clear position of strength over McGregor in this regard. The reason? Mayweather has taken home more for single fights than McGregor has earned in his entire career
thought Floyd Mayweather was going to do something here and there, but he forty and it going to be the Conor show time. But to my surprise, Conor is by far carrying this thing, but the one who makes it what it is, is Floyd.
“40 years old, still having his tricks, getting those verbal jabs in back and forth.”
Mayweather Schaub revealed that Conor did not understand the format of the first press conference in Los Angeles even caught the production staff unawares, making for an awkward start for the Irish UFC star.
The Mayweather vs McGregor turned their latest showdown into a true PPV they’d collect a few million bucks before they even hit the ring for their Aug. 26,2017 fight Night.
All this commotion – a DJ and rapper Doug E. Fresh warmed up the crowd of 13,165 – for a press conference.
“If it even is a press conference, Mayweather cracked. It’s a bit of a roasting.”
McGregor, who turns 29 on Friday, was the picture of cool as he walked the red carpet inside Barclays Center. The UFC star wore floral pants, sunglasses and ditched a shirt for a polar bear mink coat he bought earlier in the day in a Fifth Avenue shopping spree.
Mayweather (49-0 boxing) and McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) are set to meet in a 12-round boxing bout on Aug. 26 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. While it’s not yet officially sanctioned, NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett has stated that the commission will have no problem green-lighting it given McGregor’s background.
The promotional tour moves to Toronto on Thursday, USA City on Friday and London on Saturday.PPV prices have been set at $US100.95 for high-definition coverage. Selling those packages is paramount to Mayweather and McGregor. But they’ll hardly be out of pocket from the experience.
Mayweather will receive $US150 million. McGregor gets $US100m. Tickets at T-Mobile Arena will range from $US500 to $US10,000. McGregor’s three-piece suit yesterday appeared to be a classic pin-stripe. They weren’t pin-stripes at all. Each stripe featured the words “f..k you” in miniature letters. To borrow a line from Seinfeld — obscenity now.