Boxing

UFC's Dana White says he'll pay Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor $25 million each to fight

UFC's Dana White says he'll pay Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor $25 million each to fight

Eternally mythical or not, the subject of a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight was jolted Friday when UFC President Dana White said he’s willing pay each man $25 million plus a cut of pay-per-view proceeds for a match that White indicated would be a boxing, not mixed martial arts, affair.

White, speaking to broadcaster Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports 1, scoffed at Mayweather’s suggestion this week that he’d pay McGregor $15 million for a bout.

“To think that you’re the ‘A’ side … how are you the ‘A’ side?” White said of Mayweather, who retired from boxing following his September 2015 victory over...

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