Floyd Mayweather is not giving up home of a super fight between himself and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, and now Mayweather has reportedly offered the UFC featherweight champion a large chunk of change to make it happen.
According to TMZ Sports, the undefeated, retired boxer has offered the Irishman $50 million to fight him on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. The retired Mayweather has yet to run it by UFC President Dana White however who is one of the key persons in play if this fight were to happen as he must approve any bout involving UFC-contracted fighters.
McGregor was scheduled to face Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in a rematch of their UFC 196 contest which Diaz won via submission in the second round. However, McGregor was not willing to interrupt him training schedule to fly to Las Vegas to promote the contest and was subsequently removed from the card.
Following the removal from the card, McGregor suddenly tweeted his retirement from competition. Soon after however, McGregor un-retired and asked the UFC to have his schedule lightened in the lead up to fights so he could focus on training and was asked to be put back on UFC 200 however the UFC reufesed to budge, booking Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 as the main event at UFC 200 replacing Diaz vs. McGregor 2.
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