Both athletes claim to be the greatest to ever fight in their respective combat sports. Floyd Mayweather is kicking back in retirement from boxing, sporting his untainted 49-0 record, while Conor McGregor continues to rack up victories in MMA sitting at a confident 21-3 official UFC record.
There have been several incidents throughout 2016, when both Mayweather and McGregor confidently told the media that the fight between the two of them will happen.
McGregor has even obtained a professional boxing license, bringing him one step closer to entering the ring with Floyd Mayweather.
With Mayweather setting his number at $100 million in order for him to come out of retirement, he claims to have set up an offer that would guarantee himself $100 million while McGregor would take home a guaranteed $15 million and they would split percentages of pay-per-view.
Dana White, the president of the UFC, countered the offer from Mayweather with a guaranteed $25 million for both fighters claiming to be the only one that can make a deal seeing as Conor McGregor is under contract with the UFC. Neither of the agreements came to a conclusion and the discussion is still ongoing.
Though there are still many factors standing in the way of these two deadly men getting a contract to fight one another, as sports fans, we can dream can’t we?