Dana White Offers Mayweather + McGregor $25 Million Each To Fight & Negotiate PPV Split

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Just moments ago on FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” UFC President Dana White reminded Floyd Mayweather that Conor McGregor is under contract with the UFC and he’s the only person who can make a real fight offer.  His offer: $25 million to each Floyd and Conor to fight (boxing), as well as negotiate the PPV split.  Dana realizes Floyd wants $100 million and believes with the guaranteed $25 million, along with a split of the PPV, he will come close to that number.

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292 Comments on "Dana White Offers Mayweather + McGregor $25 Million Each To Fight & Negotiate PPV Split"

  1. Dana White needs to stay in UFC because he clearly doesent know what tf he's talking about. The reason mayweathers last PPV was average, was because of the lack of opponent, not the fact people dont want to see mayweather. TBH, alot of floyd ppv's come from people that want to see him get KTFO from the canelos, pacquaios, the cottos etc. Conor isnt a money fught when youre offering 25 million. He can easily make that money for a canelo 2, GGG, cotto 2, the winner or garcia vs thurman, porter, and if manny pacquaio keeps looking good, he might be able to sell the fact that the injury he sustained before the fight, was the reason he lost against floyd, and would be healthy for a rematch and make 100 million, lot less then last time but alot more 4x more than the mcgregor fight. And white is lying, conor has never mad 10 million a fight. And the reason floyd wants to fight conor, is not because he is "THE" money fight, its because hes the easiest money fight out of like 5 boxers.

  2. Dana White needs to stay in UFC because he clearly doesent know what tf he's talking about. The reason mayweathers last PPV was average, was because of the lack of opponent, not the fact people dont want to see mayweather. TBH, alot of floyd ppv's come from people that want to see him get KTFO from the canelos, pacquaios, the cottos etc. Conor isnt a money fught when youre offering 25 million. He can easily make that money for a canelo 2, GGG, cotto 2, the winner or garcia vs thurman, porter, and if manny pacquaio keeps looking good, he might be able to sell the fact that the injury he sustained before the fight, was the reason he lost against floyd, and would be healthy for a rematch and make 100 million, lot less then last time but alot more 4x more than the mcgregor fight. And white is lying, conor has never mad 10 million a fight. And the reason floyd wants to fight conor, is not because he is "THE" money fight, its because hes the easiest money fight out of like 5 boxers.

  3. Is it just me, or is it weird for the two of them to be this public with the money issue surrounding the fight? As a fan, I don't care which fighter gets paid what. I just want to see the fight.

    If the fight does happen, Floyd is fast and smart enough to just stay away from Conor and land some counter shots. Conor has some very quick, hard-hitting combinations – especially for a UFC fighter, but Floyd is a professional boxer; not to mention undefeated. Floyd has fought boxers who are harder punchers and faster than Conor. It's a totally different game, boxing. I'm a huge fan of Conor but even if Floyd takes the fight lightly he still will win easily by decision…..

  4. Is it just me, or is it weird for the two of them to be this public with the money issue surrounding the fight? As a fan, I don't care which fighter gets paid what. I just want to see the fight.

    If the fight does happen, Floyd is fast and smart enough to just stay away from Conor and land some counter shots. Conor has some very quick, hard-hitting combinations – especially for a UFC fighter, but Floyd is a professional boxer; not to mention undefeated. Floyd has fought boxers who are harder punchers and faster than Conor. It's a totally different game, boxing. I'm a huge fan of Conor but even if Floyd takes the fight lightly he still will win easily by decision…..

  5. let's be honest conner is never going to make close to what Mayweather has why are they trying to get him seen like this great fighter. only reason people want to fight Floyd is because they know they are going to get there biggest payday not because they think they can beat him

  6. let's be honest conner is never going to make close to what Mayweather has why are they trying to get him seen like this great fighter. only reason people want to fight Floyd is because they know they are going to get there biggest payday not because they think they can beat him

  7. In this case the Dana and Conner need Floyd more than the other way around. I'm sure Floyd wants to get him in a boxing ring for 12 rounds. That would be easy money. Mcgregor gasses out in 3 rounds he is not made for anything more than that.

  8. In this case the Dana and Conner need Floyd more than the other way around. I'm sure Floyd wants to get him in a boxing ring for 12 rounds. That would be easy money. Mcgregor gasses out in 3 rounds he is not made for anything more than that.

  9. I doubt dana has paid Conor 10 million a fight. Floyd is right, the UFC is still depending on circus acts to sell their product, that's why they keep bringing Brock Lesnar back, that's why they Hyped CM Punk fight, that's why they were giving everything ronda wanted until recently. Floyd knows that Conor doesn't make even 1/10th of what he makes. Both Dana and Conor want to use Floyd as the chicken that lays the golden eggs

  10. I doubt dana has paid Conor 10 million a fight. Floyd is right, the UFC is still depending on circus acts to sell their product, that's why they keep bringing Brock Lesnar back, that's why they Hyped CM Punk fight, that's why they were giving everything ronda wanted until recently. Floyd knows that Conor doesn't make even 1/10th of what he makes. Both Dana and Conor want to use Floyd as the chicken that lays the golden eggs

  11. man this guy is getting to the point, where he is really really tarnishing mma… its like if don king was the face of all pro-boxing… this guy represents an entire sport with how mma is set up… and hes a pompous fool

  12. man this guy is getting to the point, where he is really really tarnishing mma… its like if don king was the face of all pro-boxing… this guy represents an entire sport with how mma is set up… and hes a pompous fool

  13. Xad

    Dana the weasel and WME-IMG want a piece of the pie just for the heck of it, that 25 million is embarrassing.

    Dana, you're NOT the guy, neither fighter needs a promoter especially a rubbish one like you, Conor is a star because of how he fights and how he talks, not because of the UFC, if UFC was that good at promoting there'd be hundreds of stars, instead there's only Conor, Ronda is finished, Jones is always stuck in legal nonsense and GSP probably won't come back. Diaz brothers and Penn PPV numbers are opponent dependent, Conor is not.

    Conor vs Mayweather = the biggest PPV in history if it happens, they don't need to share the wealth with anyone.

  14. Xad

    Dana the weasel and WME-IMG want a piece of the pie just for the heck of it, that 25 million is embarrassing.

    Dana, you're NOT the guy, neither fighter needs a promoter especially a rubbish one like you, Conor is a star because of how he fights and how he talks, not because of the UFC, if UFC was that good at promoting there'd be hundreds of stars, instead there's only Conor, Ronda is finished, Jones is always stuck in legal nonsense and GSP probably won't come back. Diaz brothers and Penn PPV numbers are opponent dependent, Conor is not.

    Conor vs Mayweather = the biggest PPV in history if it happens, they don't need to share the wealth with anyone.

  15. lol Dana White is trippin. Why would the Champ agree to this? He made 100m for his last fight, plus why should the Champ get the same amount as McGregor? If Im the Champ, I would tell him to kIck rocks.

    The Champ could fight anybody and make 25m. lol

  16. lol Dana White is trippin. Why would the Champ agree to this? He made 100m for his last fight, plus why should the Champ get the same amount as McGregor? If Im the Champ, I would tell him to kIck rocks.

    The Champ could fight anybody and make 25m. lol

  17. I think Dana White is forgetting Floyd is his own boss. He is also
    forgetting if the fight happens Connor will be stepping into a boxing
    ring not an octagon. Dana is crazy if believes Floyd will get off his
    couch for 25 mil. Dana you can't use your business tactics against Floyd
    like you do your fighters in MMA where you rip them off. Conor should
    wait till his contract expires and pursue the fight free from Dana
    White.

  18. I think Dana White is forgetting Floyd is his own boss. He is also
    forgetting if the fight happens Connor will be stepping into a boxing
    ring not an octagon. Dana is crazy if believes Floyd will get off his
    couch for 25 mil. Dana you can't use your business tactics against Floyd
    like you do your fighters in MMA where you rip them off. Conor should
    wait till his contract expires and pursue the fight free from Dana
    White.

  19. I feel like this fight will probably happen. This is the kind of drama BS that always precludes an eventual big fight. People are focusing too much on what Dana is saying. He's a promoter. He's stirring up controversy to generate interest. Conor wants the fight for the pay day. Floyd wants the fight for both the money, and a safe, easy way to notch number 50. It'll happen.

  20. I feel like this fight will probably happen. This is the kind of drama BS that always precludes an eventual big fight. People are focusing too much on what Dana is saying. He's a promoter. He's stirring up controversy to generate interest. Conor wants the fight for the pay day. Floyd wants the fight for both the money, and a safe, easy way to notch number 50. It'll happen.

  21. Connor's Net Worth (according to Forbes') ain't even 25 million, so whose money fight is it? Mayweather is worth $340 million +, Floyd doesn't need this fight at all so he can ask for 100 million. You can buy Connor's whole life with 25 million, Floyd would barely notice if he lost 25 million…that is why he is the A side.

  22. Connor's Net Worth (according to Forbes') ain't even 25 million, so whose money fight is it? Mayweather is worth $340 million +, Floyd doesn't need this fight at all so he can ask for 100 million. You can buy Connor's whole life with 25 million, Floyd would barely notice if he lost 25 million…that is why he is the A side.

  23. 25 mil?? For Floyd? Dude just cashed in over 150-200 mill off the pac fight. Mcgregor has never make plus 20 million in his whole career. This must be a joke. Floyd needs A side. At LEAST 50 mill upfront and pay per view buys for him to even consider. Dana thinks he negotiating on UFC terms. Floyd ain't nothing to play with money wise. You can say his fights are boring and he's boring but the man don't play when it comes to cashing out.

  24. 25 mil?? For Floyd? Dude just cashed in over 150-200 mill off the pac fight. Mcgregor has never make plus 20 million in his whole career. This must be a joke. Floyd needs A side. At LEAST 50 mill upfront and pay per view buys for him to even consider. Dana thinks he negotiating on UFC terms. Floyd ain't nothing to play with money wise. You can say his fights are boring and he's boring but the man don't play when it comes to cashing out.

  25. Hey Colin, love your show and videos so I can see everything important that I may have missed if I couldn't catch your show. You are one of the smartest people I have ever listened to in sports. My dad and I love your show and how intelligent your opinions are. Keep up the awesome work. Just leaving a nice comment from Upstate New York to you.

  26. Hey Colin, love your show and videos so I can see everything important that I may have missed if I couldn't catch your show. You are one of the smartest people I have ever listened to in sports. My dad and I love your show and how intelligent your opinions are. Keep up the awesome work. Just leaving a nice comment from Upstate New York to you.

  27. Wow, the amount of haters on here lol. The UFC is a company, its motive is to make a profit, particularly on the back of the recent takeover that was financed. These loans need to be paid back. The UFC would seriously consider this fight if it made sense financially. Win lose or draw, Conor's stock would rise as he is not expected to win against one of the all time great boxers. I believe Dana's offer is genuine, the stumbling block is, how much of the PPV pie does each fighter get on top of the $25m. At a guess I'd say 20%, and that is being generous considering their current model offers top fighters in or around 5% of PPV's. Say 20% of approximately 3million buys at $60 per PPV = $36m + $25m = $61m. However, considering the UFC has to pay $50m out before PPV's I'd seriously doubt they would be willing to offer much more in terms of % of PPV. If Floyd was offered that I couldn't see him accepting. Unless he was offered a bigger slice of the PPV buys, in which would then upset McGregor. I'd love to see the fight, even for the smack talk and novelty value. But I would be surprised if the fight was made, as there is too much ego to contend with from either side. The UFC won't let Floyd dictate terms and vice versa.

  28. Wow, the amount of haters on here lol. The UFC is a company, its motive is to make a profit, particularly on the back of the recent takeover that was financed. These loans need to be paid back. The UFC would seriously consider this fight if it made sense financially. Win lose or draw, Conor's stock would rise as he is not expected to win against one of the all time great boxers. I believe Dana's offer is genuine, the stumbling block is, how much of the PPV pie does each fighter get on top of the $25m. At a guess I'd say 20%, and that is being generous considering their current model offers top fighters in or around 5% of PPV's. Say 20% of approximately 3million buys at $60 per PPV = $36m + $25m = $61m. However, considering the UFC has to pay $50m out before PPV's I'd seriously doubt they would be willing to offer much more in terms of % of PPV. If Floyd was offered that I couldn't see him accepting. Unless he was offered a bigger slice of the PPV buys, in which would then upset McGregor. I'd love to see the fight, even for the smack talk and novelty value. But I would be surprised if the fight was made, as there is too much ego to contend with from either side. The UFC won't let Floyd dictate terms and vice versa.

  29. It's a very public negotiation. Everything said by Dana/Conor/Floyd is strategic. Floyd put the ball in Dana's hands, now Dana just tossed the ball back to Floyd. Let's see how Floyd reacts. I don't know why they don't just call each other and have a conversation about it. One thing is for sure though, both parties are interested in the fight. It's just a matter of settling on a deal.

  30. Dana is spot on. With PPV buys added Conor has made well over 8 million in multiple fights. Floyd only made 100 million once or twice. Besides a few fights Floyd never consistently or rarely hit over 1M buys. Floyd only made the money he did because the money in boxing is extremely higher. If Conor was his own promoter and UFC wasn't operated like boxing Conor would be making Floyd money. He is the bigger draw, especially globally. Like Dana said, Floyds only money fight is Conor. Conor can fight anyone in the UFC and it will do over 1M PPV buys. If Floyd fought anyone in boxing it wouldn't do 1M buys. Floyds 100M demand is ludacris. He only made that because boxing money is way different. I mean credit to Floyd for being his own promoter in boxing and getting that. But besides that manny fight, his PPV money was not anywhere near Conor's if you look at numbers.

  31. It's a very public negotiation. Everything said by Dana/Conor/Floyd is strategic. Floyd put the ball in Dana's hands, now Dana just tossed the ball back to Floyd. Let's see how Floyd reacts. I don't know why they don't just call each other and have a conversation about it. One thing is for sure though, both parties are interested in the fight. It's just a matter of settling on a deal.

  32. Unless Floyd is going to fight the likes of Pacquiao or GGG …. he has 0 value in boxing. No one is gonna watch him fight another lesser opponent, and he doesn't want to risk anything by fighting the better opponents.

    McGregor is the real value to this fight. He is still young and can continue making money. Sure its not Mayweather money … but that's a matter of the sport which is still growing.

    Floyd thinking its an easy paycheck. Both can hype a fight. We will all be entertained. Boxing purists want to see Floyd punish McGregor. MMA fans think McGregor has a chance. MAke it happen.

  33. Unless Floyd is going to fight the likes of Pacquiao or GGG …. he has 0 value in boxing. No one is gonna watch him fight another lesser opponent, and he doesn't want to risk anything by fighting the better opponents.

    McGregor is the real value to this fight. He is still young and can continue making money. Sure its not Mayweather money … but that's a matter of the sport which is still growing.

    Floyd thinking its an easy paycheck. Both can hype a fight. We will all be entertained. Boxing purists want to see Floyd punish McGregor. MMA fans think McGregor has a chance. MAke it happen.

  34. If it happens, which I highly doubt, it will be a completely boring, one-sided boxing match.  Guys like Teddy Atlas have said that McGregor needs at least 2 years of boxing experience before he can even think of fighting at a championship level.  Surely, Dana White knows this.  So all this talk is just talk.  Dana better be careful.  This WWE stuff works for the WWE, but I doubt it'll work for the UFC.

  35. If it happens, which I highly doubt, it will be a completely boring, one-sided boxing match.  Guys like Teddy Atlas have said that McGregor needs at least 2 years of boxing experience before he can even think of fighting at a championship level.  Surely, Dana White knows this.  So all this talk is just talk.  Dana better be careful.  This WWE stuff works for the WWE, but I doubt it'll work for the UFC.

  36. Conner is the best MMA fighter in the world and Floyd is the best boxer in the world but I'm not paying to see Floyd's boring defensive style but I would certainly pay to see Conor fight anyone because he comes to fight and gives the crowd there money's worth.

  37. Conner is the best MMA fighter in the world and Floyd is the best boxer in the world but I'm not paying to see Floyd's boring defensive style but I would certainly pay to see Conor fight anyone because he comes to fight and gives the crowd there money's worth.

  38. For him to offer Floyd $25 million shows how much he knows he can make off of Floyd, why would you pay that much to someone you said got 325k ppv buys, you don't but the only way you make money is if you give Floyd whatever he wants.

  39. For him to offer Floyd $25 million shows how much he knows he can make off of Floyd, why would you pay that much to someone you said got 325k ppv buys, you don't but the only way you make money is if you give Floyd whatever he wants.

  40. wrong Floyds last ppv did 600k vs berto with no interesting undercard, conor doesn't do over a mill on his own, the ufc makes stacked cards so for you to say conor is doing a mill every ppv is dishonest when there's top tier fighters and champions fighting in the Co main event and undercard. conor has never made 10 mill guaranteed, he likely clears that after his ppv cut but floyd was offering 15 mill and a ppv cut which would be big money.

  41. wrong Floyds last ppv did 600k vs berto with no interesting undercard, conor doesn't do over a mill on his own, the ufc makes stacked cards so for you to say conor is doing a mill every ppv is dishonest when there's top tier fighters and champions fighting in the Co main event and undercard. conor has never made 10 mill guaranteed, he likely clears that after his ppv cut but floyd was offering 15 mill and a ppv cut which would be big money.

    • +Purple As long as Connor works for Dana, he'll need his permission to fight Floyd = Floyd will have to pay the UFC to RENT Connor for a night = $30M-$40M MINIMUM if they're serious!! Then he'll pay Connor the $15M he said he would or whatever they agree on!! Connor doesn't want to fight Floyd = he wants the UFC to pay him MORE & fighting Floyd is really a threat towards them = he knows he'll LOSE & embarrass the company = they'll have to pay him to change his mind because they've spent MILLIONS on marketing MMA as better than boxing & MMA fighters as better than a boxer = Connor is smart & KNOWS that he has a bit of leverage in this conversation since the UFC has him as their ONLY big-draw now that RR lost again = Ronda losing was the single greatest thing to happen to Connor in his lifetime!!! The window for all of this is very small & that's why the UFC & Connor are acting so anxious for this to happen soon = JBJ will be back in July = the great white-hype show will have reached the end of the line & the UFC/MMA will have to return back to reality where things don't always go the way they've been planning!!!

    • + Purple The UFC owns Conor, literally. They own his name and his image for life. I have multiple friends who fought for the UFC and the contracts are as draconian as a contract can get. Conor does nothing without permission from the UFC. Randy Couture is the only UFC fighter who owns his name and image, and he had to take Zuffa to court to get them.

  42. If Floyd isn't the A side or the biggest draw…why not offer another boxer like Pacquiao the $25 million? LOL. There's a reason the 2 of the biggest MMA fighters male and female have used Floyd's name to help promote.

  43. lol floyd is the A side come on man idc what the numbers are if floyd fights anyone decent if he fights pac again hes getting 100 million again floyd and conor should not make the same amount of money dont be a hater think logically about this folks

  44. lol floyd is the A side come on man idc what the numbers are if floyd fights anyone decent if he fights pac again hes getting 100 million again floyd and conor should not make the same amount of money dont be a hater think logically about this folks

    • plus conor days are numbered. They are protecting him like they did ronda for so long. Avoiding putting him up against tough opponents stylistically. Dana said he ruled out Nate 3, even though it was highest ever ppv. He is keeping him away from woodley and khabib. Its only a matter of time b4 he suffers his 4th loss and his stock plummets

  45. TRANSLATION = we will do anything to not make this fight!! Offering Floyd the same amount as Connor will insult him enough to guarantee the fight never happens; get him back for making us look stupid this week & brain-wash our diehard fans into believing Connor is on the same level as Floyd!! = I have NO respect for anyone….even myself, PERIOD!!!

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