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Published: Sat, January 14, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Floyd Mayweather tried to make the Conor McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather tried to make the Conor McGregor fight

Depending on who you talk to, we're either much closer to seeing a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., or it's just not going to happen.

Appearing on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, White made an offer of $25 million for each fighter, with the pay-per-view split to be negotiated. The last major fight that you were in, you left such a bad taste in everyone's mouth that no one wants to see it again.

Although California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster has said he'd prefer that McGregor show his boxing skill against a qualified contender before taking on someone such as Mayweather, other state commissions are apparently interested in licensing McGregor to box too.

White clearly has the back of his lightweight champion when he argued McGregor was the bigger draw. "Your last fight did 350,000 pay-per-view buys".

He added: "We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight".

"To think you are the A side?". "Let's make it happen".

Mayweather's fights have routinely earned him well over $100 million and his fight against Manny Pacquiao - his second-to-last bout before he retired - reportedly earned him over $220 million alone. "There's a real offer", White revealed.

Both fighters would have to go through two-three month training camps, with Mayweather - who will be 40 in February - potentially needing more time to prepare considering he hasn't fought in 16 months. Although he recently acquired a licence he couldn't cope in a boxing match with Mayweather, the greatest of his era.

"I'm not just the face of boxing, I'm the face of mixed martial arts also", he told the interviewer Brian Campbell.

That was far from all Mayweather ended up saying during a tour of the world-famous sports network, as he took things to an all-new level in a Facebook Live interview with Bryan Campbell (quotes via MMA Fighting). He is afraid of what Conor McGregor, even under strictly boxing rules would do to Floyd's 49-0 legacy, which is tainted forever. Conor McGregor is his money fight.

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