Mayweather on MMA Future, 'I Don't Know'

Dope ass, he doesn't know.

fuckin rights man

Floyd knows very well he's not about to take a step down to UFC. What's the most they've ever paid out, $10M or so to Conor? Floyd fights for $100M guaranteed. Even Conor would be stupid to return to UFC given how little they pay and the bush league circus they run.

The best bet (smart money) for Floyd is stick to boxing promoting. If he gets the itch to fight again, Give Conor another shot, his fan base is itching for the bout and there's likely a couple million PPV buys to be had. UFC talk for FLoyd is just silliness.

I know.

Never going to happen.

Floyds a great boxer. Maybe the best ever. But he knows in a mma fight. He has the potential to get head kicked KO'd. Potential to take some real damage. You really think he wants the potential last impression of himself. On a highlight reel for years to come. 

SinCityHustler - Floyd knows very well he's not about to take a step down to UFC. What's the most they've ever paid out, $10M or so to Conor? Floyd fights for $100M guaranteed. Even Conor would be stupid to return to UFC given how little they pay and the bush league circus they run.

The best bet (smart money) for Floyd is stick to boxing promoting. If he gets the itch to fight again, Give Conor another shot, his fan base is itching for the bout and there's likely a couple million PPV buys to be had. UFC talk for FLoyd is just silliness.

UFC has our way more then $10 mil in the past. Floyd and Conors next fight in the UFC will both shatter their previous record for pay. 

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - 
SinCityHustler - Floyd knows very well he's not about to take a step down to UFC. What's the most they've ever paid out, $10M or so to Conor? Floyd fights for $100M guaranteed. Even Conor would be stupid to return to UFC given how little they pay and the bush league circus they run.

The best bet (smart money) for Floyd is stick to boxing promoting. If he gets the itch to fight again, Give Conor another shot, his fan base is itching for the bout and there's likely a couple million PPV buys to be had. UFC talk for FLoyd is just silliness.

UFC has our way more then $10 mil in the past. Floyd and Conors next fight in the UFC will both shatter their previous record for pay. 


How much is more than $10M and how close is that to his asking pay of $100M?

In a scenario where FMJ fights in the UFC (not happening) Floyd is likely to be the lead promoter and he would be paying UFC (like in the boxing match). UFC just does not have the model to pay him the type of money he commands. That and they don't sell anywhere near the PPV's needed, nor at a high enough price. They're a 2nd rate operation, TMT is first rate when it comes to mega PPV productions. Just compare Conor's PPV sales in the UFC (record 1.7M PPV sales) vs going to boxing (4.2 M PPV sales despite a cost of $40 more per buy). It's night and day. Dana has had over 200 tries at breaking 2M PPV buys at $60 or less, and he just has not been capable.

In 2016, like McGregor made $27M from UFC for 2 fights. No idea on the breakdown, but it would be an average of $13.5 M for each fight (Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez). Those would appear to be his biggest pay days in UFC, which were 1.6 M and 1.3 M PPV sales.

Not exactly Floyd Mayweather money.

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https%3A//www.forbes.com/pictures/593547bb4bbe6f1b730b2087/24-tie-conor-mcgregor/&refURL=https%3A//www.google.com/&referrer=https%3A//www.google.com/

SinCityHustler - In 2016, like McGregor made $27M from UFC for 2 fights. No idea on the breakdown, but it would be an average of $13.5 M for each fight (Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez). Those would appear to be his biggest pay days in UFC, which were 1.6 M and 1.3 M PPV sales.

Not exactly Floyd Mayweather money.

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https%3A//www.forbes.com/pictures/593547bb4bbe6f1b730b2087/24-tie-conor-mcgregor/&refURL=https%3A//www.google.com/&referrer=https%3A//www.google.com/

Floyd will get his 100+ mil if he fights in UFC. Will be a base pay and then PPV points. Don't think for a second WME isn't willing to open its wallets for Floyd. Conor is getting a HUGE pay increase also regardless of who he fights next.

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - 
SinCityHustler - In 2016, like McGregor made $27M from UFC for 2 fights. No idea on the breakdown, but it would be an average of $13.5 M for each fight (Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez). Those would appear to be his biggest pay days in UFC, which were 1.6 M and 1.3 M PPV sales.

Not exactly Floyd Mayweather money.

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https%3A//www.forbes.com/pictures/593547bb4bbe6f1b730b2087/24-tie-conor-mcgregor/&refURL=https%3A//www.google.com/&referrer=https%3A//www.google.com/

Floyd will get his 100+ mil if he fights in UFC. Will be a base pay and then PPV points. Don't think for a second WME isn't willing to open its wallets for Floyd. Conor is getting a HUGE pay increase also regardless of who he fights next.


I agree, he doesn't fight if he's not guaranteed his purse. But does WME IMG make that fight when they've never generated anywhere close to that number?

1.7M x $30 per PPV = $51 M That's the most they've ever done.

They're going to commit $100M + ppv points for 1 half of the main event? I'd love to see them do it.

SinCityHustler - 
If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - 
SinCityHustler - In 2016, like McGregor made $27M from UFC for 2 fights. No idea on the breakdown, but it would be an average of $13.5 M for each fight (Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez). Those would appear to be his biggest pay days in UFC, which were 1.6 M and 1.3 M PPV sales.

Not exactly Floyd Mayweather money.

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https%3A//www.forbes.com/pictures/593547bb4bbe6f1b730b2087/24-tie-conor-mcgregor/&refURL=https%3A//www.google.com/&referrer=https%3A//www.google.com/

Floyd will get his 100+ mil if he fights in UFC. Will be a base pay and then PPV points. Don't think for a second WME isn't willing to open its wallets for Floyd. Conor is getting a HUGE pay increase also regardless of who he fights next.


I agree, he doesn't fight if he's not guaranteed his purse. But does WME IMG make that fight when they've never generated anywhere close to that number?

1.7M x $30 per PPV = $51 M That's the most they've ever done.

They're going to commit $100M + ppv points for 1 half of the main event? I'd love to see them do it.

if they talk about enough on mainstream it could prb do 2-3 mil ppv. greatest undefeated boxer ever steppin into the ufc octagon will be the talk on news, net, jimmy kimmel, etc.

^^^Agreed. So lets go with even more than that and say it more than doubles Conor and Nate's record to 3.5 M .

Lets say they sell it for $79.99 and they keep half of that.

3.5M x $40 = $140M.

Floyd takes $100M plus PPV points. That leaves $40 M minus the PPV points floyd gets. Lets say those points are another $50M.

Lets say they sucker Conor into only taking $30M.

That $180M due to the main event fighters. That's $40M short of their PPV take.

 

SinCityHustler - ^^^Agreed. So lets go with even more than that and say it more than doubles Conor and Nate's record to 3.5 M .

Lets say they sell it for $79.99 and they keep half of that.

3.5M x $40 = $140M.

Floyd takes $100M plus PPV points. That leaves $40 M minus the PPV points floyd gets. Lets say those points are another $50M.

Lets say they sucker Conor into only taking $30M.

That $180M due to the main event fighters. That's $40M short of their PPV take.

maybe they get floyd to do it for just 100 mil straight. maybe conor 25. then you got gate, maybe have sponsers bid on being on octagon floor. and other ways they can generate some flow with this kinda fight.

It just seems like a giant risk to allocate so much money for the main event purses and leave such a small number (or even take a loss) for themselves when their business model has always been keep the lions share and toss scraps to the fighters.

If that fight does not do 3.5M sales and instead it does a lower than expected 1.95 M lets say for example, they would lose tens of millions of dollars. I'd love to see it, don't get me wrong. I just don't see how the numbers make sense.