The Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight is going to happen no matter what.
The main reason? There’s just way too much money on the table and both of these men are all about fattening up their pockets. Besides what have they got to lose?
Money Mayweather and the Notorious One have been taking shots at each other for years now, building up hype unlike any other scrap since the Thrilla in Manilla. But the only thing that is guaranteed about this fight is that it will surely be disappointing. Remember how long it took Mayweather to fight Pacquiao? And that shit was hella trash. SMH. Still, it’s going down because of the two most important reasons.
For one, the fans want this shit, but the main reason is because of that money boy!
As for the numbers, ESPN’s Darren Rovell put together some interesting projections that show exactly why these two men need to take this fight. He broke down the exact numbers behind every revenue driver for the event and even stacked it up against numbers vs. what the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight generated.
Let’s just say this shit makes no damn sense.
Projected Ticket Sales: $77.1 million
Projected PPV Sales: $475 million
Projected Sponsorship Sales: $22 million
Projected Merchandise Sales: $2 million
Projected Nevada Betting: $30 million
Projected total: $606.1 million
Still, Mayweather-Pacquiao made $623.5 million
At the end of the day, these guys have no problem putting their reputations on the line to make a serious payday, as if they needed any more bread. Doing this type of cross-sports event could open to the door to many more like it.
Imagine a Deontay Wilder vs. Jon Jones fight though. Now chill out, I would pay to see that! Realistically, these guys should just save the injuries too and settle their differences at Wrestlemania like true superstars do.