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Conor McGregor Money Fight declared second richest in history

17 December, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • That means the fight failed to beat the record of 4.6m set by Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

Clearly his employer Dana White of the UFC not been happy after hearing reports of Manny Pacquiao wanting to fight his star fighter have had the desired effect.

Whether there's any truth in Mayweather's intentions remains to be seen - but it can't be doubted that the American has the pulling power to make at least $250m per fight should he be unable to resist a 51st bout.

With speculation mounting regarding his fighting future and whether or not he will ever return to the Octagon, McGregor said he is putting his boxing career on hold for a bit and want an MMA fight next.

Although the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view total is nearly double the third biggest fight of all time, the 2007 bout between Oscar De La Hoya and Mayweather which had 2.48 million buys.

Pressed about what he meant by a "true fight", McGregor confirmed he was indeed referring to MMA.

Showtime said in their statement that the fight had exceeded 600 million dollars, including global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution. The boxing superstar's long-term coach Freddie Roach is surprisingly uninterested in seeing his most successful fighter take on the UFC lightweight champion, however.

"Manny always told me that he doesn't like that sport [MMA] because it's more like a street fight", Roach told FightHype. But it's kind of like ripping off the world. If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon. "He's not that great a boxer, and I think we all saw that".

McGregor also bluntly ruled out switching to wrestling.

It is probably safe to say this one won't happen, especially if this man has anything to say about it...

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