Floyd Mayweather will receive $350 million, Conor McGregor, whose biggest pot for a UFC fight was $3 million will now take away $100 million. Following months of build-up, which included a wild press tour, the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is officially in the books. The refree stopped the fight in the 10 round as Mayweather unloaded punches on McGregor who at this time was wobbling around the ring.
The pair of superstars in their respective sports topped the bill from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with thousands of Irish fans flocking to Sin City.
Floyd Mayweather was making his first appearance inside the squared circle since 2015 after ending his short-lived retirement. He defeated Andre Berto to rack up his 49th professional victory, which preceded the mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao which Floyd Mayweather also won. While his eagerly awaited bout against Pacquiao broke pay-per-view records, the bout with Conor McGregor is projected to surpass the numbers generated from the 2015 match-up.
After recording UFC history by becoming the very first fighter in the promotion to hold two titles in two divisions, simultaneously, Conor McGregor opted to swap the four MMA gloves for boxing gloves. The Irishman dethroned UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez last November at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, to bag his second world title under the Zuffa banner.
UFC president Dana White is hopeful Conor McGregor will return to the MMA leaders with a December bout muted.
Meanwhile, earlier in the card ‘Money Team’ member Badou Jack dethroned Nathan Cleverly to claim the WBA light-heavyweight world title, stopping the Welshman in the fifth round. And Floyd Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis continued his ascent as he defeated Franciso Fonseca in bizarre fashion, while losing his world title in the process after failing to make weight.
Photo: Conor McGregor (left), Floyd Mayweather
After beating Conor McGregor and racking up his 50th professional victory, Floyd Mayweather has announced his retirement (again).
Following the record breaking win, Floyd Mayweather called time on his illustrious career. He retires having won world titles in five weight divisions. The 40-year-old holds victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, ‘Canelo’ and Manny Pacquiao, to name but a few.