UFC president Dana White has some words for Floyd Mayweather Jr. The sports executive has snapped back at the retired boxing champion laughing off a $25 million offer to take on UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
In a new interview, White went off on Mayweather for thinking his popularity is bigger than the Notorious McGregor.
“First of all, Floyd thinks he’s so much bigger than Conor, he’s wrong. Listen, Floyd’s gone undefeated for 20 years. I give him all the credit in the world for doing that – Conor’s been around for 3 or 4 years, for him to think he’s a much bigger star than Conor isn’t true and I’m not gonna pay him way more money than my guy. … Let me tell you what, we all know $25 million isn’t peanuts and so does he. He’s hanging his watch out the window, his watch is the problem. Okay? When you’re wearing a watch that’s $250,000, you’re gonna need $25 million real quick. Hey Floyd, taxes are coming up too, buddy. The IRS is gonna be all over you pal. Floyd said he made an offer. He never made an offer. It’s not true. I made an offer. Okay? So if you’re serious, there’s a real offer. Where do we go from here, Floyd?” (TMZ Sports)
Yesterday, Floyd ripped Dana for publicly offering him $25 million to lace up against McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather is shooting down Dana White’s $25 MILLION offer to fight Conor McGregor … saying simply, “You’re a f**king comedian!” Earlier Friday, White appeared on ‘The Herd’ on FS1 and made the official offer for the fight — $25 mil each plus part of the Pay-Per-View profits. Floyd was clearly INSULTED by the offer and told us to look at his watch … a limited edition Hublot Laferrari which usually starts around $220k and can run up to around $350k. (TMZ)
This week, Mayweather’s pal 50 Cent vowed to make the headline-generating potential bout happen.
In mid-December, Mayweather trolled McGregor on his Instagram page.