Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is an easy sell, with an all-too predictable outcome, but this may not be the last time they square off against one another.
Another massive payday awaits the former five-division world champion for his August 26 boxing match against the charismatic Irishman, one that will likely shatter the pay-per-view buy record of 4.6 million set in 2015 by his fight with Manny Pacquiao, and push his career earnings to $1 billion.
While the bout is clearly for entertainment purposes, there are fans on both sides of the aisle that believe McGregor will knockout Mayweather, which won’t happen, and don’t think the 40-year-old would risk losing to his adversary in the UFC.
But legendary trainer Robert Garcia believes he is catching on to the bigger picture. “I think we’re going to get two fights,” Garcia stated to ESNEWS. “Mayweather is the smartest man in sports; he knows how to make money, and McGregor would never make this kind of money (in the UFC).” Garcia does have a point.
UFC 205 was dubbed by President Dana White as the “biggest fight card” in the company’s history. However, their biggest star, McGregor, only made around $7 million.
Albeit some people would sacrifice their life for $7 million, it is nothing close to what Mayweather brings to the table. “His (Mayweather’s) business people could have easily told McGregor ‘Look, you’re going to make a couple hundred million dollar in two fights; money you will never make in MMA.”
Would McGregor rather make let’s say $5 million and lose or $125 million?
Admittedly, this could very well take place.
Whether that’s a good or bad thing awaits to be seen.