Conor McGregor dismisses Floyd Mayweather’s claim he earned over $100 million from exhibition fights and says he is ‘full of s**t’ after the American insisted he would fight the Irishman again next year
- Floyd Mayweather will face Mikuru Askaura in an exhibition fight this weekend
- The American claimed that he will earn between 15-20 million dollars from the fight
- He also previously boasted that he earned $100 million for his fight against Logan Paul
- Conor McGregor casts doubt on this claim, claiming that Mayweather is ‘full of s**t
Conor McGregor appeared to deny Floyd Mayweather’s claim that he sunk $100 million into an exhibition fight.
Mayweather’s next fight is an exhibition this weekend in Japan against Mikuru Askaura – with the American telling Sportsmail he is set to earn between $15-20 million from the fight.
He also previously boasted that he earned $100 million for his controversial exhibition match against Logan Paul.
Conor McGregor denied Floyd Mayweather’s claim that he earned $100 million for an exhibition fight
However, McGregor dismissed that idea on Twitter, saying Mayweather was ‘full of s**t’ before deleting the tweet from his profile.
“He also said he earned 100m sparring the Logan guy, yet he never made the Forbes top 100,” read the tweet from McGregor’s account.
‘He hasn’t cleared 20 million in 1 full year since 2017. When we fought last time. Otherwise he would have been on the list. He hasn’t made the list since 2017. In other words, he’s full of s**t
McGregor disputed Mayweather’s claim that he would make $20 million from this fight in a tweet
McGregor’s tweet comes on the heels of Mayweather’s claim that a fight between the two is in the works in 2023 and could go down as a professional fight.
The two last met back in 2017, with Mayweather securing a 10th round TKO victory.
Speaks exclusively to Sports mailMayweather discussed his plans for the rest of the year and went into detail about facing McGregor again.
Mayweather said: ‘I want to go out there this weekend in Tokyo and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
Mayweather dominated McGregor and took a tenth-round TKO victory against the UFC star
‘We don’t know if it will be an exhibition or a real match. But there has been talk of both. I would prefer an exhibition.’
When asked why he would prefer an exhibition, Mayweather said: ‘I’m not into fights where I want to take any real punishment.
“So guys like Conor McGregor and guys who don’t really hit hard, like YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t mind clashing with those kinds of individuals, but not something where I want to put myself in a position where I is going to hurt myself or hurt myself.’
He also remained open to a fight in Britain, telling Sports mail:‘We do not know [where the rest of my bouts will take place] but of course, if the price is right, then I’m on my way [to the UK].
McGregor has not fought since breaking his leg (above) during his loss to Dustin Poirier
Mayweather’s clash with the Notorious proved to be his last professional fight, taking his record to 50 wins and zero losses or draws.
Mayweather – who insists he wouldn’t change a single thing about his career – reportedly earned around $280 million from the blockbuster fight.
Meanwhile, McGregor took home a reported $130 million from what was his first and only boxing match.
Since then, McGregor suffered three defeats in his last four UFC fights. He has also taken some time away from the Octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier.