Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could DOUBLE $500m rivals made in 2017 as rematch moves step closer | The Sun
CONOR MCGREGOR’S potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather could see the pair DOUBLE the whopping $500million they made five years ago.
The UFC star and boxing legend are reportedly in talks for a sensational second fight inside the ring which would be worth $1BILLION.
In June 2017 Mayweather did what most people expected and beat Notorious in their mega-money bout.
But McGregor drew plenty of plaudits just for reaching the 10th round against a man some believe is the greatest boxer ever.
Now, according to Fight Hype, the two sporting legends "are in talks for a potential rematch".
The boxing website adds that Mayweather will secure another "nine-figure payday" if the bout gets finalised.
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McGregor then went on Instagram to claim that the deal could already be done.
And that could pocket both men another huge payday – even double the amount they got last time.
Mayweather went 50-0 with the tenth-round Las Vegas stoppage of the Dubliner, making around £250million once all the pay-per-view sales were totted up.
And Money, 43, boosted that windfall at the bookies by carrying the novice in the early rounds and backing himself to get the win late.
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McGregor, the former apprentice plumber who went from claiming £170 dole cheques to making the UFC a $4bn empire, cleared around £100m from the clash.
The rerun could eclipse even those silly sums made from their Vegas showdown – especially if the fight-loving Middle East enters the bidding to host.
They are currently offering massive sums to stage fights in the likes of Saudi Arabia, such as Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, and they would surely be keen to host two of the biggest sporting stars on the planet.
And fans could convince themselves McGregor has a better chance now Mayweather is even further past his impeccable prime – leading to even more PPV buys.
Mayweather's victory against The Notorious proved to be his last ever pro fight, taking his record to 50 wins and zero losses or draws.
He has since dallied around with exhibition bouts – all but one of which have proven horrifically one-sided.
The Money reduced Tenshin Nasukawa to tears in a 136-second beatdown in 2018.
YouTuber Logan Paul went the distance with Mayweather over eight rounds, but many fans speculated that it was the way it was meant to go.
And last month Mayweather 'fought' his old sparring partner Don Moore in an exhibition on a helipad in Dubai and floored his opponent twice during the eight rounds.
McGregor has not fought in UFC for almost a year since he suffered a horrific broken leg in defeat to Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight.
At present, Mayweather's 2015 showdown with Manny Pacquiao is the biggest-money fight in history at £678m – but this could blow that out of the water.
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