Business is good for Conor McGregor, but it could be better.
The UFC interim featherweight champion might be making $3.5 million bets with Dana White but he's leaving money on the table.
The real cash, according to McGregor, would be fighting Floyd Mayweather, boxing's biggest draw, in a sport that doesn't exist.
McGregor correctly assumes Floyd won't be stepping into the Octagon any time soon, but he's willing to compromise.
"Why would he take me on?" McGregor asked The Guardian. "But if you're talking about a fight that could generate half a billion - it's this one. There's never going to be another boxing fight like this. Only a cross-style match between Mayweather and me could generate that kind of interest and revenue. So maybe it could happen. I would certainly be up for it. I am capitalising on every single opportunity. It's a strong word, one of my favourite words: capitalise. I'm ready to capitalise on everything."
McGregor says he'd '100%' be up for boxing Mayweather, but would rather face him 'in a real fight.'
"In a real fight I would dismantle him in seconds," said McGregor. Ronda Rousey would dismantle him in seconds - 100%. When you don't know how to grapple you don't stand a chance. For us, it's like playing with a baby. People who don't understand the sport cannot understand how vulnerable they are. There are always clinches and Ronda is a judo Olympian. She would throw Floyd on his head in a second. Me? I would knock him out. Cold."
McGregor faces featherweight champion Jose Aldo Dec. 12 at UFC 194 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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I've been clean for years! Check my drug testing. Change your stance and try a different angle on why you won't fight me. @RondaRousey— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 11, 2015
Quick question? According to Dana White no negotiations were ever in place! How could I have asked for more money???!!http://t.co/DIqog0co4K— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 11, 2015
Stop being a do nothing bitch! Let's do this for the FANS now (December 12) not later/ don't worry it will be your last fight!!@RondaRousey— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 11, 2015
I don't lie.— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) August 11, 2015
Im live on reddit!Ask me anything: https://t.co/1j5EOxkgg7 Thanks everyone for getting behind http://t.co/YCZuFVhRD7 pic.twitter.com/f2Bk0Qh1xP— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) August 10, 2015
"@The5thGreatApe: Why the fuck is Frankenstein calling out Conor when he wont sign the contract to fight you?" ???— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) August 10, 2015
Hey @FuryJury I know you been Duckin' me for a while. I didn't mean for u to drop a whole weight class. #Elcucuy pic.twitter.com/9iMWV2K0ob— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 10, 2015
@TonyFergusonXT Lol I seen you at reign a while back and you wouldnt even look at me. I got my eyes on bigger prizes then you! #NUFFSAID— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) August 10, 2015
@FuryJury Was too busy sparring while you were hiding behind the rest of ur old crew.145 is better for U. We Don't need Fish in a Shark Tank— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 11, 2015
Smh @beneildariush taking credit for that win. Careful or the #bogeyman will come back for you!— Ramsey Nijem (@RamseyNijem) August 10, 2015
Get well soon.
Back at the doc finally getting this Damn thing cut off for good! https://t.co/vcqDlk2f82— chad mendes (@chadmendes) August 10, 2015
@glovertexeira great job saturday! All respect in the world brother.Don't listen to the nonsense. We will tangle soon bro. DC #washavingfun— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 10, 2015
"@DStandridge92: Looks like u probably won't fight until February. !" I will not wait that long. Need something soon or I'm going to 170— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) August 11, 2015
Doesn't get more American than drinking one with a Legend like Don Frye https://t.co/HHNkZFGPeM— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) August 11, 2015
Announced yesterday (Aug. 10 2015)
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via ByronD003.
UFC Fight Night Johnson vs Dariush Controversy solved with Min/Min Scoring System
Ok after last nights controversy and people asking me to score it, I'm bringing back the Minute/Minute scoring system some are familiar with on here to accurately score this fight and see where the controversy lies. For those that are not familiar with my Minute/Minute Scoring system here is a link to my article from MMAFIGHTING.COM explaining how it works.
Now watching the fight live last night, just like 95%, maybe 99% of you, I thought Michael Johnson won the fight and that it was pretty clear he won wining Rounds 1 and 2. But watching the fight 3 more times and scoring the fight with my system, to my surprise, the outcome was very different than my initial one. Here is my score.
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