Floyd Mayweather doesn’t think Conor McGregor will top his biggest payout if he fights Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor has been teasing a showdown with Pacquiao. The “Notorious” one claimed he will be fighting Pacquiao in the Middle East. He even uploaded a poster, which was taken down as UFC President Dana White claims Saudi Arabia threatened legal action. Still, Pacquiao’s aide Jayke Joson issued a statement saying “PacMan” will eventually fight McGregor.
While it’s clear that McGregor is in search of a massive payday the likes of his August 2017 showdown with Mayweather, “Money” doesn’t believe the numbers will compare.
Speaking to USA TODAY, Mayweather reminded everyone that he’s done with pro boxing competition.
“I been walked. I’ve been walked away. I just came back for a quick bank robbery, a quick heist.”
Mayweather then said he thinks his fight with McGregor will easily remain ahead of a clash between “Mystic Mac” and Pacquiao.
“He’s not going to get the money he got with me if he go with Pacquiao,’’ Mayweather said. “It’s not going to be as big. You know, it gets no bigger than Floyd Mayweather.’’
Mayweather vs. McGregor drew 4.3 million domestic pay-per-view buys. That number falls just short of Mayweather’s 2015 bout, which took in 4.6 million PPV buys.
McGregor has been offered a January 23 fight with Dustin Poirier. While both men have “accepted” the fight on social media, nothing has been made official. McGregor admitted that he asked for the Poirier rematch in order to prepare for a southpaw in Pacquiao.