‘McGregor may never fight again after Mayweather bout’
There’s still over a month to go before both superstars show down in the boxing ring and before they do, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will bring the ruckus to Budweiser Stage for day two of their international press tour, reports boxingscene.com.
They’ll stare each other down with puffed chests under the watchful eye of UFC President, Dana White.
McGregor, a UFC champion in two weight divisions, is a huge underdog for the August 26 boxing match, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He is up against an undefeated boxer that many view as one of the best defensive fighters of all-time.
It is a mega-match that will make them both mega-rich. Estimates suggest Mayweather could make up to $400 million and McGregor’s purse would be near the $100 million mark.
The promotional event is open to the public and the fighters will be taking press questions.
It’s the first big UFC event in Toronto since Fight Night at the Air Canada Centre between fighters Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis in December 2016. Before that, it had been almost four years since mixed martial arts fans saw a fight.
White cautioned that McGregor may never fight again after this contest – especially after making a potential nine figure payday.
“I had a bunch of guys who worked for us in the UFC and made a bunch of money and they’re gone now. You know? You just don’t know, if he’s going to come in and make this kind of money, he might never fight again,” White said.”
“That’s part of the deal, you know? This kid has done a lot for the sport, a lot for the company and this is the fight that he wanted, so we’re going to give it to him. And if this is the end of his career, then it is what it is.”