Dana White talks potential Conor McGregor and Mayweather fight purse

UFC president discusses deal making

Dana White talks potential Conor McGregor and Mayweather fight purse

UFC President Dana White. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

UFC president Dana White believes Conor McGregor will make about $75 million from his fight with Floyd Mayweather should it go ahead.

Speculation about a boxing fight between the UFC lightweight champion and retired boxer have not gone away.

Speaking to The Herd, White suggested a deal with the McGregor camp is much closer to completion in comparison with their counterparts. 

"We get the McGregor side done in the next couple of days and then I go lock myself in a room for a couple of days with Team Mayweather and see what we can come out with," he said, before adding, "It's all about money. Absolutely, definitely."

He is also shared his thoughts on the potential fight purse for both fighters. 

"I mean, it depends on how much the fight sells and it the fight sells as well as I think it can," said White.

"Floyd makes a little north of $100 [million] and Conor makes $75 [million]." 

He added that Mayweather "feels he's the A side" and should get the largest slice of the purse and re-emphasised they're "good on the Conor side" in terms of getting a deal done.

"I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m going to do," he concluded.