It didn’t take long to negotiate the super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor because all sides involved realized in a hurry that this bout will be printing money at the box office and on pay-per-view.
UFC president Dana White, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and Showtime sports general manager Stephen Espinoza all agreed when speaking on Wednesday that the fight between Mayweather and McGregor will be a lucrative affair for everybody involved.
Now of course, Mayweather has already been involved in the current record holder for combat sports history with his 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao that sold over four million pay-per-views with a live gate in excess of $72 million.
Despite those gaudy numbers for the fight, White believes that McGregor and Mayweather will shatter that record once they step into the ring against each other in August.
“It’s definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history and probably going to be the biggest payday ever. Let’s put it this way, all sides involved are pretty happy with their deals and ready to fight on Aug. 26,” White said on “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday.
“We do fights every weekend and we’ve done big fights and I’ve been to big fights, whatever you want to call it, I’ve never been a part of something like this. No matter where I go, no matter who I meet, everybody talks about Floyd vs. Conor, is it going to happen? I was in Mexico recently and they were asking me in Mexico. Everywhere, it’s amazing. This will be the biggest fight ever in the history of two people punching each other.”