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.