McGregor: I’m Pushing This Entire Promotion, Not Mayweather – BoxingScene.com
UFC superstar Conor McGregor feels strongly that he’s been a one-man show in pushing the entire promotion for the upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
McGregor will make his professional boxing debut on August 26th, when he steps in the ring with Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), 40 years old, is coming back to boxing for the first time since announcing his retirement back in September 2015.
In most of his past fights, Mayweather carried the pre-fight promotions with his verbal antics.
But in this particular contest, McGregor’s antics and verbal warfare is pushing the envelope. McGregor believes that he will bank at least $100 million from the contest, which is by far the biggest payday that he’s ever received and likely more than he’s made in his entire career in mixed martial arts. Mayweather is also expecting to make at least $100 million for what he maintains will be his final ring appearance.
“Who’s winning the promotion? If it ain’t for me, what’s going on? If it ain’t me scheduling full on fights in the gym for you all to take about and debate, or my skillset or my approach, it’s just Floyd and a roller disco or it’s just Floyd at the bleedin’ Gucci store. You know what I mean?,” McGregor said.
“I’m the one that’s bringing this all the way home. I’m the one that – on all them world tours, who went viral? I went viral multiple times on that world tour: The ‘f*** you’ suit, the mink coat, the money, even he tried to throw the money and it was like I went viral because it was like it was raining money above me.
“It’s been all me, and that’s it, and I will collect every single dot on this. I mean on everything, the food, the beverages, the gate, the pay-per-view, the whole lot. When this fight is done, I will sit back, I will collect my show money, and then I’ll go start counting everything else and getting into that $100 million range and taking what I’m owed. And then we will see what’s next after that.”