Conor McGregor on Floyd Mayweather: ‘He Needs Me, I Don’t Need Him’ (VIDEO)
Conor McGregor has finally broken his silence on his rough relationship with UFC. In an interview with ESPN, McGregor explains how his request to do only “reasonable media” for his rematch with Nate Diaz, originally scheduled for UFC 200, ballooned into a massive disagreement with UFC brass over how much media, and what kind, he should be made to do. McGregor wanted to focus on his training, but UFC wanted him to get on a flight to Vegas to do press. Neither side saw eye-to-eye, and it was a disagreement that ultimately led to McGregor being pulled from UFC 200 altogether. But the real subject of the interview isn’t his issues with UFC, it’s his growing feud with Floyd Mayweather.
“I hear the boy talking. The leak came out, it was him that leaked [the rumor of the fight], and he said he gets $100M and I get $7M. That’s a pay cut to me. … He’s talking $100M, I’m also talking $100M. I’m 27 years of age and I’m just about halfway through a $100M contract. At 27 years of age Floyd Mayweather was on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard. So, compare that,” McGregor stated. “Who doesn’t want to conquer both worlds? He’s getting old now. I have the size, I have the reach, I have the height, I have the youth. He needs me, I don’t need him! That’s the truth of it. Who else can he fight? He fights someone else in the boxing realm and it’s like all of the sudden the pay comes from $100M to $15M. So, he needs me. If he wants to talk, we can talk, but it’s me who’s in control here.”
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