as mentioned in Although many pundits question whether or not Conor McGregor would continue his UFC career if he is afforded the opportunity to box Floyd Mayweather, his coach doesn’t think he’s exiting MMA anytime soon.
Although Kavanagh doesn’t think he’ll be going anywhere anytime soon, he does see a day when the UFC’s first dual-division champion vanishes from the radar.
His largest disclosed UFC purse was $3 million for his second fight with Nate Diaz.
As an opening salvo, UFC president Dana White offered McGregor and Mayweather $25 million each plus a to-be-negotiated cut of pay-per-view revenue.
In addition to his purse, McGregor, as a champion, also gets a cut of pay-per-view revenue, which likely rocketed his UFC 205 payday into the $20 million neighborhood.
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Bellator’s welterweight roster still can’t match the UFC’s, particularly in terms of depth, but the talent gap is narrowing at the top.
In today’s MMA landscape, remaining with the UFC now hinges on marketability just as much as ability, if not more so.
The Larkin deal was particularly striking, as it was the latest confirmation of a new approach to fighter negotiations in the WME-IMG era.
“A big part of this is about the money because that’s what we fight for,” Larkin told The MMA Hour.
With buyouts of its biggest rivals no longer feasible, these are questions the UFC brass will have to answer for down the road.
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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor would be disastrous for UFC
Oscar De La Hoya believes a potential mega-money fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor would be disastrous for UFC.
“There’s more money at stake letting them risk their biggest star fight against Floyd – it would be disastrous for the UFC so I don’t see it happening.”
Promoter De La Hoya, who lost to Mayweather in 2007, has previously said the fight would be an embarrassment for boxing.
Pressed on whether should come out of retirement, De La Hoya replied: “Sure, why not.
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