When “the biggest fight in combat sports” finally goes down tomorrow night, two gentlemen are going to be doing very, very well in financial terms.
While Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Conor McGregor might not end up as advertised, it’s probably safe to say it will be the biggest fight of the year and will likely end up being one of, if not the highest PPV draw of all time. Only the numbers will be able to tell that tale, and those won’t likely be available until next week.
Some other numbers of interest, though, are the fight purses. There has been plenty of speculation about the mega-millions that will be awarded on this card, and with $131,850,500 in total on the table, some of the athletes featured on the bout sheet will be walking away with some serious cheddar.
It should come as no surprise that Mayweather is making $100,000,000 since he’s bragged about that specific number numerous times over the last few months, but the cat is now finally out of the bag on what McGregor is making, which happens to be a cool $30,000,000. Not too shabby for an 0-0 prizefighter.
Yahoo Sports’ Marcus Vanderberg obtained the purse information from the Nevada Athletic Commission earlier tonight:
Here’s the purse info from the NSAC. Floyd getting 100 million, Conor getting 30 million. #MayMacpic.twitter.com/twvBE2WGnE
— Marcus Vanderberg (@marcowill) August 26, 2017
Here is the official breakdown of the purses:
Bout 1: Savannah Marshall ($5000) vs. Sydney LeBlanc ($3500)
Bout 2: Kevin Newman ($7500) vs. Antonio Hernandez ($7000)
Bout 3: Juan Heraldez ($12,500) vs. Jose Borrego ($5000)
Bout 4: Thomas Dulorme ($75,000) vs. Yordenis Ugas ($50,000)
Bout 5: Andrew Tabiti ($100,000) vs. Steve Cunningham ($100,000)
*USBA/NABF Cruiserweight Title*
Bout 6: Nathan Cleverly ($100,000) vs. Badou Jack ($750,000)
*WBA Light Heavyweight Title*
Bout 7: Gervonta Davis ($600,000) vs. Francisco Fonseca ($35,000)
*IBF Junior Lightweight Title*
Bout 8: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. ($100,000,000) vs. Conor McGregor ($30,000,000)
*Super Welterweight Special Event*