American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his return to the ring for the fight with the belt holder of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) Irish fighter of the mixed style of Conor McGregor.
“I’m out of vacation to fight with McGregor, Mayweather said The Sun. And I don’t want to hear any excuses from Conor about the money or his agreement with the UFC”.
Mayweather earlier announced that he would sign a contract to fight and send him McGregor, calling the Irishman to sign the agreement, if he really wants to step into the ring against him.
Previously, McGregor has received permission to host the fight in the territory of the state of California, but he wants to fight with the American in Las Vegas. To do this he must obtain permission from the Athletic Commission of Nevada, which will consider the request for a battle on March 22.
Earlier, Mayweather suggested the Irish $ 15 million for the fight without regard to the percentage of income for sales of PPV, but he was dissatisfied with the amount and refused. McGregor demanded 100 million
The head of the UFC Dana white initially suggested that McGregor and Mayweather for 25 million for the fight, and being refused, opposed the holding of the match. According to him, the fight will not take place until such time as the MacGregor will not work out a contract with the UFC for four fights.
The 28-year-old Irish 23 match in mixed martial arts, 20 wins (17 by knockout) and three defeats. The first title of the champion of UFC, he won in 2015. For the fight with Nate Diaz on 20 August last year, the Irishman received a record fee in the history of the organization – about 3 million
40-year-old Mayweather, who is the highest paid boxer of all time, won on a professional ring 49 wins (26 by knockout) and has not suffered a single defeat.
He became world champion in five weight categories American is also bronze medalist of the Olympic games in 1996. For the fight with Filipino Manny Pacquiao, which took place on 2 may 2015, Mayweather earned a record fee in Boxing history – 210 million In September 2015, the American ended his career, reminds TASS.