It's the "Money Mac & Mayweather Show," apparently.
According to a report from the U.K.'s The Sun, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are closing in on a deal to fight each other in what the paper "called richest fight in boxing history."
The payouts, according to the report, have Mayweather earning £100million, which in America translates to $144,373,000. McGregor is set to earn £7million, or $10,106,110 American. Hat-tip for the exchange rate, Google.
The two sides only have to sign the paperwork at this point, but knowing how air-tight UFC contracts are, I'm not going to hold my breath.
More from the U.K. paper:
A source told The Sun: “Floyd went mad after Conor said he would crush him and knock him out in 30 seconds, he’s obsessed with making Conor eat his words.
“Floyd is calling the shots. It’s strictly boxing and Conor will have to lose roughly 25lbs.
“It was agreed in principle on May 2, but Floyd wouldn’t reveal the identity of his opponent until last night when he told friends he’ll be fighting Conor.”
Here's how this doesn't make sense. McGregor is likely still under contract with the UFC, and they wouldn't in a million years allow their most valuable asset go off to fight in another promotion, boxing or otherwise. They wouldn't do it for Randy Couture, and Brock Lesnar couldn't split his time between the Octagon and the WWE. McGregor, who is arguably more valuable to the UFC than both of these fighters were, isn't going to get a pass either.
McGregor was supposed to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 200, but then the Irishman started clashing with the bosses about promoting the fight. UFC President Dana White, shortly after McGregor tweeted that he's retiring, went on to say they're pulling McGregor from the card entirely. Fast-forward through more McGregor walking back his retirement announcement, fighting trolls on Twitter -- yada, yada, yada -- and now here we are.
Don't sweat it, folks. We're sure McGregor will fight again, but we're willing to bet all of our travel budget that it won't be against Mayweather.
But theoretically speaking, who would you pick in the fight?