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Obliterator
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(04-21-2017, 05:25 AM)
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We are getting closer and closer to this circus show going down folks. In a recent interview with Cowherd UFC President Dana White had this to say

“I think we get the McGregor side in the next couple of days,” White said on The Herd. “And then I go lock myself in a room for a couple days with Team Mayweather and see what we can come out with.”

“It depends on how much the fight sells,” White said. “And if the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 (million) and Conor makes $75 (million).


Dana also warns the fight isn't a 100% done deal yet of course, and things could fall through, but he's bullish on finalizing a deal seemingly very soon. Also worth noting Dana has been downplaying how far along this fight is for a while, so if he's this public about it, the deal is likely very close to being signed.

“Obviously, in boxing, you start to negotiate things like the gloves and the officials and the judges,” White added, “and how big the ring is — a lot of different things you can negotiate as far as the fight goes. But again, I haven’t gotten into a room with Team Mayweather yet, and who knows. The Conor side, we’re good on the Conor side. I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it can’t be (figured out). Maybe the other side can’t be done, but we’ll see. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m going to do.


The date that is heavily rumored, and has been thrown around by people in the know such as Ariel Helwani is September 16th.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/4/19...-purse-amounts
killatopak
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(04-21-2017, 05:26 AM)
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$75?! Lol
EVOL 100%
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(04-21-2017, 05:26 AM)
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So Conor's getting his ass kicked then?

Not sure the point of the fight, we all know how it's going down
Mighty Chin
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(04-21-2017, 05:26 AM)
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Unless it's an MMA fight no thanks.
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 AM)
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Dat $99,999,925 difference.
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 AM)
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He would be lucky to be getting 25, let alone 75.
Obliterator
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by killatopak

$75?! Lol

75 million obviously but had not more room in the OP line to finish

Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

He would be lucky to be getting 25, let alone 75.

Nah he'll get in that range. Floyd will be fine with it. Everyone involved has far too much money to make.
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 AM)
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If Connor is going to make $75 million for this, why would he ever fight in UFC for the 10% of that number they will pay him?
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by killatopak

$75?! Lol

Beaten like McGregor in September
Dan27
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(04-21-2017, 05:28 AM)
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Errr. A bit misleading. White says he can seal Conor's part of the deal in days. He never mentioned any timeline for Floyd's arrangements.
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(04-21-2017, 05:28 AM)
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Can Conor box yet?
Syphon Filter
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(04-21-2017, 05:28 AM)
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nope, no way floyd would allow that much. plus its a corny fight, one is a boxer and the other is mma.
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(04-21-2017, 05:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mighty Chin

Unless it's an MMA fight no thanks.

So you would rather watch the worse of the two between them. Nice....
Zvonimir Boban
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(04-21-2017, 05:29 AM)
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Insane money for a joke fight. I'll believe it when I see it.
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(04-21-2017, 05:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Obliterator

75 million obviously but had not more room in the OP line to finish

Use m instead of mil for Floyd and add the m for Conor.
BadAss2961
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(04-21-2017, 05:29 AM)
Floyd isn't giving him that kind of split.

Floyd, Conor, and Dana/UFC haven't agreed on shit during this circus. One camp says one thing, the other says that's bullshit.
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(04-21-2017, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dan27

Errr. A bit misleading. White says he can seal Conor's part of the deal in days. He never mentioned any timeline for Floyd's arrangements.

He says right after he finishes Conor's end he plans on going straight in with Team Mayweather and hammering that out in the a couple days.

Its not misleading that's his timeline. He wants this finished soon, which makes sense if the bout happens in September. Its not a guarantee of course, but that's what he's targeting

Originally Posted by BadAss2961

Floyd isn't giving him that kind of split.

Floyd, Conor, and Dana/UFC haven't agreed on shit during this circus. One camp says one thing, the other says that's bullshit.

I think he does. Conor can easily call that much. He's the biggest draw in all of combat sports other than Floyd. He is bigger than any boxer at the gate and PPV currently other than Floyd.
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(04-21-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by bigkrev

If Connor is going to make $75 million for this, why would he ever fight in UFC for the 10% of that number they will pay him?

Because he is not a professional boxer. The dude is just getting this fight because he can talk with the best of them.
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(04-21-2017, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Syphon Filter

nope, no way floyd would allow that much. plus its a corny fight, one is a boxer and the other is mma.

Originally Posted by BadAss2961

Floyd isn't giving him that kind of split.

Floyd, Conor, and Dana/UFC haven't agreed on shit during this circus. One camp says one thing, the other says that's bullshit.

I don't follow boxing or MMA but why would he care how much the other guy is making? He's still making more.
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(04-21-2017, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Obliterator

He says right after he finishes Conor's end he plans on going straight in with Team Mayweather and hammering that out in the a couple days.

Its not misleading that's his timeline. He wants this finished soon, which makes sense if the bout happens in September. Its not a guarantee of course, but that's what he's targeting



I think he does. Conor can easily call that much. He's the biggest draw in all of combat sports other than Floyd. He is bigger than any boxer at the gate and PPV currently other than Floyd.

Negotiating doesn't equal concluding. White said it himself: " I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it canít be (figured out). Maybe the other side canít be done, but weíll see." In fact, the title insinuates negotiations are already taking place and will conclude. Again, this is not the case :)
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(04-21-2017, 05:34 AM)
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$200 million spectacle. I'll watch the GIFs the day after
Obliterator
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(04-21-2017, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dan27

Negotiating doesn't equal concluding. White said it himself: " I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it canít be (figured out). Maybe the other side canít be done, but weíll see." In fact, the title insinuates negotiations are already taking place and will conclude. Again, this is not the case :)

Which is why I specifically put that in the OP, because it isn't a done deal.

This is Dana's timeline, which is what the Title states. Whether that gets done or not who knows, but that is what Dana is targeting.
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(04-21-2017, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by BlueTsunami

$200 million spectacle. I'll watch the GIF the day after


Ftfy
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(04-21-2017, 05:37 AM)
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They're going to make bank and possibly break records solely off of the Great White Hope phenomenon.
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(04-21-2017, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by EVOL 100%

So Conor's getting his ass kicked then?

Floyd hasn't had knockout power for years.
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(04-21-2017, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Ftfy

Goddamn but its true. I won't feel bad for the people who PPV this.
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(04-21-2017, 05:38 AM)

Originally Posted by Obliterator

I think he does. Conor can easily call that much. He's the biggest draw in all of combat sports other than Floyd. He is bigger than any boxer at the gate and PPV currently other than Floyd.

Like I said in the MMA thread, Floyd wouldn't even let Manny get that much of the pie. He has little respect for MMA, and none for Conor when it comes to drawing or competing with him. Just on principle, he's going to want a major lion's share of the money in this situation.
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(04-21-2017, 05:38 AM)
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I can believe it. Floyd can still make a ton of money fighting anybody, but to earn that kind of money there really isn't much of an opponent for him in boxing, save for maybe a Canelo rematch. Conor actually does have some leverage in this case. They can sell this thing for $99.99 and break the all time PPV record easily. There is going to be plenty of money to go around.
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Originally Posted by lightskintwin

They're going to make bank and possibly break records solely off of the Great White Hope phenomenon.

I guess he'll get white boy wasted.
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(04-21-2017, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by highrider

Floyd hasn't had knockout power for years.

Floyd's been fighting world class BOXERS in a much deeper talent pool in a sports that's well over a century old.

Originally Posted by highrider

I guess he'll get white boy wasted.

History does tend to repeat itself. LOL
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So its a straight up boxing match? Not even a boxing match in the octagon? Shame, Mayweather is just gonna kill slow and steady with his defense.
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Originally Posted by lightskintwin

They're going to make bank and possibly break records solely off of the Great White Hope phenomenon.

Come on. That's really not what this is about

Conor is a massive draw when fighting other white guys. Floyd is a massive draw in and of himself.

They will make major bank because both are gigantic stars in their own right, and the freak show aspect of MMA vs Boxing. Sure there will be some racism involved (combat sports always have had an element of race / nationalism involved with promotion). But this fight won't see millions on PPV strictly because of that. Conor does 1.5+ million buys on his own fighting other white dudes.
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I think Floyd will win purely with speed... but it will be interesting to see how he fares in a UFC ring.
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How much of that 75 million would Dana/UFC get is the question?
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Originally Posted by Mighty Chin

Unless it's an MMA fight no thanks.

You think Floyd is gonna go by Connor's rules? He doesn't give a shit about this, Connor is the one desperate to make it happen.
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Originally Posted by BadAss2961

Like I said in the MMA thread, Floyd wouldn't even let Manny get that much of the pie. He has little respect for MMA, and none for Conor when it comes to competing with him. He's going to want a major lion's share of the money in this situation.

It's not about respect, Floyd's a business man. No other matchup right now is going to net him $100 million+. Paq did not have as much leverage as Conor has. He was coming off a couple bad losses and had lost some of his luster. Conor is at the top of his game right now. The trainwreck factor is off the charts.
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(04-21-2017, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gurrry

I think Floyd will win purely with speed... but it will be interesting to see how he fares in a UFC ring.

LOL this isn't happening in the Octagon....
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(04-21-2017, 05:41 AM)

Originally Posted by lightskintwin

They're going to make bank and possibly break records solely off of the Great White Hope phenomenon.

Trump's Americaô

I imagine the over/under on the n-word being heard at the bar I watch this at being around 75.
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Originally Posted by Obliterator

Come on. That's really not what this is about

Conor is a massive draw when fighting other white guys. Floyd is a massive draw in and of himself.

They will make major bank because both are gigantic stars in their own right, and the freak show aspect of MMA vs Boxing. Sure there will be some racism involved (combat sports always have had an element of race / nationalism involved with promotion). But this fight won't see millions on PPV strictly because of that. Conor does 1.5+ million buys on his own fighting other white dudes.

You're in denial if you don't believe the Great White Hope isn't at play for suckers to believe he has a chance in beating Mayweather in a boxing match. Believe me, they're counting on it.
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Originally Posted by highrider

Floyd hasn't had knockout power for years.

Floyd's been fighting guys who could box though.

He doesn't need a great deal of power when Conor is going to get hit with eleventy billion shots he doesn't see coming.
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Conor should be thankful if Floyd gives him $15 million. His biggest payday was three so 15 is about right for someone of Conor's stature. Conor cannot slip a jab as evidenced by that training video a while back so how will he compete with world champion Floyd?
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(04-21-2017, 05:43 AM)
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I really want to belive this will be a great fight. I do.
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(04-21-2017, 05:45 AM)

Originally Posted by lightskintwin

You're in denial if you don't believe the Great White Hope isn't at play for suckers to believe he has a chance in beating Mayweather in a boxing match. Believe me, they're counting on it.

Thinking Connor can beat mayweather is a real sucker's bet, even for people who don't watch much boxing. Connor has a punchers chance, and that's it. Of course, he would likely beat Mayweather pretty handily with UFC rules, because you gotta expect both of them are going to be much better at the sport they specialize in.

Well know if there is a Great white hope situation f the vegas odds get really weird.
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Originally Posted by GravityInsanity

Can Conor box yet?



in all seriousness though I hope this carny fight happens. Conor's a cool guy so good on him for such a massive pay day. dude's gonna get schooled by mayweather but the lead up to it should be amazing.
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(04-21-2017, 05:45 AM)
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Can't wait for this to finally happen so I can stop hearing about it. Do people really want to see an mma fighter try to box a world class boxer? This whole thing is weird. I don't want to see boxers get wrestle fucked by mma fighters either.
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

I can believe it. Floyd can still make a ton of money fighting anybody, but to earn that kind of money there really isn't much of an opponent for him in boxing, save for maybe a Canelo rematch. Conor actually does have some leverage in this case. They can sell this thing for $99.99 and break the all time PPV record easily. There is going to be plenty of money to go around.

a manny rematch is still the best money maker.
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Originally Posted by Furyous

Conor should be thankful if Floyd gives him $15 million. His biggest payday was three so 15 is about right for someone of Conor's stature. Conor cannot slip a jab as evidenced by that training video a while back so how will he compete with world champion Floyd?

Conor doesn't give a fuck he's about to make more money in one night than he would in 5 years in the UFC.
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Originally Posted by BadAss2961

Like I said in the MMA thread, Floyd wouldn't even let Manny get that much of the pie. He has little respect for MMA, and none for Conor when it comes to drawing or competing with him. Just on principle, he's going to want a major lion's share of the money in this situation.

Conor is a bigger PPV draw than Manny is. Conor's last 3 PPV's were all bigger buy rates than any PPV Manny has headlined other than his fight with Floyd.

$75 might be a bit on the high end but he'll get at least 55-60

Originally Posted by lightskintwin

You're in denial if you don't believe the Great White Hope isn't at play for suckers to believe he has a chance in beating Mayweather in a boxing match. Believe me, they're counting on it.

Sure its an element. It also won't be anywhere near the main driving factor in the buy rate.
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

It's not about respect, Floyd's a business man. No other matchup right now is going to net him $100 million+. Paq did not have as much leverage as Conor has. He was coming off a couple bad losses and had lost some of his luster. Conor is at the top of his game right now. The trainwreck factor is off the charts.

Yep. I can't picture Mayweather ultimately turning down a nine figure paycheck. If they can offer that kind of purse I will be surprised if this fight does not happen.

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