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McGregor disputes White’s $75M projection for Mayweather bout, gives $100M estimate + endorsements

SB Nation logoSB Nation 4/20/2017 Stephie Haynes
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UFC mega-star Conor McGregor gives a much higher estimate than Dana White’s $75M projection for proposed Mayweather bout.

UFC lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor has been a very busy man en route to setting up his empire. In just a little over a year’s time, the Irish superstar participated in three of the most profitable UFC events of all time, became the first UFC two-division champion, filmed wildly popular commercials, held his own pay-per-view interview, sired a child (due in early May), globetrotted in private jets and is currently negotiating a boxing deal with undefeated boxing great, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. that holds the potential to be the biggest drawing PPV in history—a record currently held by one of Mayweather’s previous fights. We can’t overlook that he was also just announced as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, either. In short, Conor McGregor has got a lock on success.

Another thing the 28-year-old mogul-in-the-making has the lock on is a keen sense of self-worth. In a recent interview on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, UFC president Dana White projected the mega-fight with Mayweather would likely net McGregor around $75 million, but the outspoken Dubliner took to Instagram earlier today to dispute that figure, giving a much higher, $100 million estimate. McGregor also mentions having endorsements and other business ventures attached to the proposed bout that would raise his earnings even higher than the $100M figure.

I don't need glasses I just like how they look on my face even tho they tilt on me cos of my banged up nose and ears I still feel like I look good happy Thursday everyone how's that 75milli make your stomach feel? It's actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that's not including my endorsements and business ventures. 28 years of age. Fresh c*nt. Doubt me now “

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