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Mayweather has earned $100 million from fights before

Dana White reveals how much Conor Mc Gregor and Floyd Mayweather will earn from mega-fight

And the UFC boss revealed he has yet to sit down with Mayweather's team, meaning the bout is quite a way off being agreed. This was a few weeks after UFC president Dana White said they are "nowhere" when it came to the talks between the two, although later in the month he suddenly thought the fight would be a go.

McGregor, the UFC's reigning lightweight champion, has accepted changes of opponent at late notice on several occasions, when a refusal to compete would have cost the organisation substantial pay-per-view income.

He is now the UFC's reigning lightweight champion, and may soon fight boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather in a high-profile upcoming bout.

"And at the end of the day, does this fight make a tonne of sense for me? It really doesn't", White insisted.

The Conor-Mayweather fight first caught buzz May a year ago. "I'm in. I'll figure it out".

McGregor had initially asked for $100 million to leave the octagon and face Mayweather in a boxing ring, but $75 million would be far more than he's ever earned for a night's work.

Las Vegas in September looks likely to play host to such a contest.

"He (Mayweather) feels like he's the A-side and he should get more of it".

Dana also said that he will try to strike a deal with Conor's side before approaching Mayweather's, "I think we get the McGregor side in the next couple of days".

White disclosed that he has been talking to McGregor, who is on leave from the UFC as he waits for the birth of his first child in May, and that the promoter has promised his fighter all he can to make the mega-bout happen.

Listen to the whole interview, where Cowherd was able to wring more details out of White, most notably about the fighters' respective purses. "If the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 [million] and Conor makes $75 [million]", White explained, as quoted by Fox Sports.

'I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it can't be (figured out).

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