By now everyone knows his name. You may love him or you may hate him, but you sure as hell know the name, Conor McGregor.
Coming off a history making night at UFC 205 where he straight up destroyed Eddie Alvarez via a knockout in the second round and became a two division UFC champion, it seems like the sky is the limit for McGregor.
So what does he do immediately after? Naturally he goes after Floyd Mayweather, who (to be fair) has been talking trash against Conor as of late.
Of course, we’ve heard the back and forth between these two world class fighters before, but now it seems to be entering a new era. Now that Conor has made history with the UFC, you’d best believe he wants to make even more. And what better way to do that than to fight the undefeated Mayweather.
Mayweather, on the other hand, wants to make history too. He is currently 49-0, which means he’s tied with arguably the greatest undefeated fighter of all time, Rocky Marciano, who also has 49 wins and zero losses. A win over McGregor would cement Mayweather as the greatest undefeated fighter of all time. Not to mention, it wouldn’t be a bad payday either.
From Conor’s perspective, it seems the rules are pretty simple. Here’s what his terms are for a Mayweather fight.
“He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match. He doesn’t want a fight,” McGregor shouted to the crowd during the after-party directly after his victory at UFC 205.
“Tell Floyd and Showtime, I’m coming. Tell him to go to them Showtime offices. I want $100 million cash to fight you under boxing rules cause he’s afraid of a real fight.”
I think I can honestly say that this is a fight we all want to see. All Showtime and Floyd have to do is come up with $100 million. No big deal, right?