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Dana White offers Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor $25 million each for boxing match

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UFC president Dana White has made an official offer for Floyd Mayweather to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match.

On Friday, White went on Colin Cowherd’s "The Herd" to offer Mayweather $25 million to fight McGregor in a boxing match, and he’s willing to sit and negotiate the split of the pay-per-view. White also said that McGregor would also be paid $25 million for the fight.

“I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer, and I’m the guy who can actually make the offer, and I’m actually making a real offer,” White said. “We’ll pay you 25 million, we’ll pay Conor 25 million, and then well talk pay-per-view and a certain number. There is a real offer.”

Unlike the Mayweather vs. Manny Paquiao pay-per-view, White said the UFC would build an entire fight card around the fight with a championship bout as the co-main event to make it a giant event worth it for all fans.

“If we did Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, there would be another championship bout as the co main event and a stacked card just like we did in New York,” White explained. “And when the show was over, people would leave at least, whether they went to the event or bought it on pay-per-view, feeling like they got their money’s worth.”

White would be dissapointed if a McGregor vs. Mayweather pay-per-view would do less than 2 million buys.

“When you look at think like this you have to take an educated guess at the possible pay per view, but I would be disappointed if a Conor McGegor vs. Floyd Mayweather match didn’t do over two million, 2.3 to 2.5 million, but the the upside could be, who knows, maybe what Mayweather, Manny Paquiao did.”

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