Floyd Mayweather: I offered Conor McGregor $21m for a super-fight video

Nothing comes cheaply when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are involved.
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Nothing comes cheaply when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are involved.

Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather claims he offered MMA star Conor McGregor US$15 million ($21 million) to take him on in a boxing fight.

"Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight," Mayweather told ESPN's First Take

"Let's make it happen."

Conor McGregor celebrates with his two championship belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez.
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Conor McGregor celebrates with his two championship belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez.

He then outlined negotiations over the past year for a fight that has long been touted but has so far been nothing more than a war of words between the two massive sporting egos.

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"We tried to make the McGregor fight. My number was a guaranteed US$100m. We offered him US$15m," Mayweather said.

Irishman McGregor has previously said he should be paid US$100m to fight Mayweather.

The American seemed to scoff at that.

"We're the A-side and I don't know how much he has made but I'm pretty sure he hasn't made US$2m in an MMA bout," he told ESPN.

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"We can talk about splitting the PPV but we are the A-side. How can a guy talk about US$20m or US$30m if he's not made eight or nine? Is the fight going to happen? We're working on it."

McGregor is currently taking a break after winning his second UFC belt late last year.

Mayweather hasn't fought since September 2015 when he stepped away with a 49-0 record. He has moved into boxing promotion.

 - Stuff

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