Negotiations for the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing superfight are getting seriously underway. On one side, we have Conor and the UFC, represented by president Dana White. On the other, we have Floyd, his manager Al Haymon, and their PPV partner Showtime.
Leading up to this moment, there was a lot of back and forth in the media about who would be the A side, or the side that got the majority of the purse money from the fight. For his infamous fight against Manny Pacquiao, for example, Floyd Mayweather managed to secure a 60/40 split in his favor.
But if Dana White gets his way, we’ll be seeing a 50-50 split right down the middle.
“We haven’t even talked percentages yet,” White told reporters on Wednesday (via MMA Fighting). “Floyd can think whatever, but the machine that the UFC has and Conor McGregor alone is a machine by himself. I think that 50-50 is pretty fair.”
That machine, according to Dana White, is really going to put this event over the top internationally. The UFC spent the past five years growing their business in dozens of countries and they expect to see that reflected in the final numbers.