Ever since Conor McGregor made history by becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously in different weight classes, there has been discussion about an epic superfight with boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather would never agree to a mixed martial arts bout with McGregor, but the brash Irishman has already said he is willing to come to Mayweather’s sport for the bout.
There is just one caveat: $100 million in cold, hard cash.
Conventional wisdom would tell you that there are too many hurdles to clear in order for a Mayweather-McGregor fight to take place, but with both men being so business savvy, you can never completely rule it out.
And when it comes to how well both men draw on pay-per-view, McGregor has actually generated more buys in three of his last four fights.
Could this get Floyd to bite? After all, we know Mayweather likes to claim the crown of “Pay-per-view King,” but the numbers suggest otherwise (outside of the six-year in the making Pacquiao fight) as McGregor continues to captivate the combat sports world.
ESPN analyst Scott Van Pelt discussed the possibility of the superfight in his “1 Big Thing” on Thursday night, and like many others, he believes there is just too much money on the table for the two men to not reach an agreement.
Check out Van Pelt’s thoughts on the potential Mayweather-McGregor matchup below and share your thoughts in the comments section.