Floyd Mayweather Jr. expects to make at least $300 million for his fight against Conor McGregor later this month, according to a video obtained by TMZ.
Appearing on Showtime’s “All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor,” Mayweather said that he doesn’t need year-long contracts in order to make an income. Instead, Mayweather implied that he can make all of his money in one fight.
“I mean, am I the highest-paid athlete out there? And just coming back? We not talking about no contract. We not talking about no contract for no four years, or no contract for no five years. I can do it in 36 minutes – $300 [million] or better. In 36 minutes.”
If Mayweather were to make $300 million for the fight, that would mean he would make more than $8 million per minute while in the ring with McGregor.
McGregor is expected to make roughly $100 million for the fight, far surpassing the largest payday an MMA fighter has ever made.
In June, ESPN’s Darren Rovell projected that the fight will gross $606.1 million, $17.4 million less than what the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight grossed in 2015.