Floyd Mayweather offers new expressions to pushed UFC star Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take on UFC star for $100 m and lent: Conor McGregor remains telling everybody he wants to fight – makes make it happen

Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fighting Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100 m (8 2m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to take a career-high $15 m( 12 m ), plus a minor slice of the pay-per-view revenue.

Meanwhile, the 38 -year-old Manny Pacquiao, who had been hoping for a rematch with Mayweather, has agreed to defend his WBO welterweight deed against a little-known Queensland schoolteacher, Jeff Horn, in Brisbane in April, according to unconfirmed reports in Australia. It is part of a three-fight parting Pacquiaos promoter, Bob Arum, is organising for the Filipino senator.

It is the Mayweather-McGregor fight that would create the substantially bigger buzz, nonetheless, which says much about the commonwealth of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a inconsistency, it still might be the richest combat in either contending subject in 2017.

Mayweather, who diverts 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has tantalized his love for months with future prospects of having one more campaigned to surpass the 49 -0 be reported that he currently shares with Rocky Marciano.

In an exclusive interview with ESPN, the American said: Im saying right here: Conor McGregor retains telling everybody he craves the fight makes make it happen.

We is seeking to do the fight. They know what my count is. My figure was a guaranteed $100 m. Were the -Aside and I dont know how much fund he has established? Im pretty sure he hasnt even represented $10 m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15 m and then we can talk about separating the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per view.

But of course were the -Aside. How can a guy talk about $20 m or $30 m if hes never even built$ 8m or$ 9m[ for one push ]?

In his penultimate impression in May 2015, Mayweather split a record $340 m pocketbook 60/40 with Pacquiao and boosted his take to an estimated $300 m with his share of the pay-per-view. However, the cachet of both champs has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Thrown the reaction to a contest that inevitably frustrated after serial adjournments over five years, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.

The only thing Im perhaps interested in, Mayweather included, is the Conor McGregor fighting. Im a businessman, and it establishes more business sense.

McGregor, who recently acquired a boxing licence in California, has yet to respond.

This article was amended on 12 January 2017. An earlier version incorrectly were of the view that Rocky Marciano had a 50 -0 record.

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