Mayweather Sets $600 Million Price Tag for Khabib & McGregor Fights

By Sarah Garden
05 March 2020
Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Floyd Mayweather in negotiations for his UFC crossover comeback

Ever since Floyd Mayweather entered the ring with Conor McGregor for a crossover fight that captivated sports fans around the world, there have been rumours about his return.

The hype only increased when he was spotted with UFC boss Dana White last year, and it seems that there may be reason to start getting excited.

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According Mayweather, he’s already set his price.

“We talked about the Conor McGregor fight, we talked about the Khabib fight,” he said of his meeting with White, while speaking at a DKM Promotions event at York Hall. “For myself, the number is $600 million. If I'm going to go out there and risk it, it'd have to be worth it.”

He also suggested that Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are good options because they both have fans around the globe. “I’m a businessman,” he explained. “If it makes money, it makes sense.”

Dana White is staying more tight-lipped about negotiations, simply saying: “The discussions are always ongoing. They never stop.”

This could see Mayweather trump the stakes at his previous bout with McGregor in 2017, which saw him net $300 million, making it the richest fight in history.

Let’s see if ‘Money Mayweather’ continues to live up to his name.