It is no secret that money is the main reason to bring the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor match-up from mere hype to reality. But according to Floyd’s uncle Jeff, it is also the main hindrance to its finalization.
Speaking to Helen Yee of Eyes on the Game, Jeff Mayweather revealed the “horrendous” purse split between “The Notorious” and the UFC, who likely be involved if the fight comes to fruition.
“80-20 percent,” Mayweather said. “(Conor) would have to take 20 percent, if he’s allowed to fight. And the one thing is that Dana’s his boss. He’ll still make more money than he ever did, but at the same time, that’s very tough pill to swallow.
“If somebody tells you ‘I’m gonna take 80 percent of your money, and you’re the one that’s fighting for it, that’s still a tough pill to swallow. Even if you made more money than you ever did. But, it is what it is.”
The elder Mayweather was not specific about how he found out about the said deal other than it was some “inside information” he gathered. But after getting to personally speak to his nephew three weeks ago, Jeff says the ball is now on McGregor’s court to make the fight happen.
“That (purse split) is the major issue,” Mayweather said. “And if he (McGregor) signed the contract, fight will be made.”
“Floyd has no problem signing the contract. It’s up to Conor.”
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