Mayweather says he's not moving on his demands
Floyd Mayweather says that Dana White will have to review his offer if he wants the retired champion to agree to a boxing match against Conor McGregor.
UFC President Dana White has offered $25m each to both Mayweather and McGregor.
White extended an official offer to Mayweather during an appearance on the Colin Cowherd's MMA show, 'The Herd,' with the promise of further negotiations about a split of the pay-per-view earnings between the two fighters.
In his address, White said:
"I'll tell you what Floyd, here's a real offer and I'm the guy, I'm the guy that can actually make the offer, and I'm actually making a real offer. We'll pay you $25m. We'll pay Conor $25m and then we'll talk about pay-per-view (split) at a certain number. There's a real offer, ok?"
White added that the UFC are willing to build a fight card around the Mayweather v McGregor bout, which will include a championship fixture as the co-main event to cater to all fans who come to the fight.
Mayweather however, is unimpressed by the terms put forward from the UFC. When asked about White's offer, Mayweather said:
"He’s a f*cking comedian," and also pointed to his flashy watch as a means of explaining why that offer doesn't cut the mustard with him.
Mayweather, who retired an undefeated champion in 2015, said he would make a comeback to face McGregor for a minimum purse of $100m as long as the UFC champion is willing to settle for $15m plus a minor cut of the ppv revenue.
He told ESPN that it would be a lucrative deal for McGregor.
"We tried to make the fight. They know what my number is. My number was a guaranteed $100m. We’re the A-side and I don’t know how much money he has made? I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15m and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per view."