Mayweather vs McGregor a Reality?

Conor McGregor at a UFC 189 press conference

By Andrius Petrucenia [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0]

Negotiations for the Mayweather vs McGregor mega-fight are moving along slowly but surely. UFC boss Dana White recently announced that the McGregor side of the deal has been signed. Now, it’s up to Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

If and when they step in the ring, Mayweather will undoubtedly be the heavy favorite for reasons we don’t need to go into. So let’s avoid the fight odds for now and focus on the business side of things.

When will the fight take place? How much will it make? Here are the odds!


Mayweather vs McGregor Odds

Odds Mayweather vs McGregor takes place in 2017: 1/1

One way or another, this fight is likely to happen. The potential paydays are too big for it not to happen. But there are still a few hurdles to clear before the fight is finalized. There are three camps involved: the Mayweather camp, the McGregor camp, and the UFC. They’ll all want a big cut of the pie.

Dana White stated that he had been eyeing Mexican Independence Day weekend (September 16, 2017) but that date was recently snapped up by Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

An end-of-year fight could be on the cards, or they could just wait until 2018.

O/U on PPV buys for Mayweather vs McGregor: 5 million

Mayweather vs Pacquiao made pay-per-view history with 4.4 million buys, blowing his previous records out of the water. No one pulls in numbers like Floyd Mayweather, and this could be his biggest fight yet. The Mayweather vs McGregor super-fight bridges the worlds of MMA and boxing, pitting the two biggest draws in both sports against each other.

I think it’s fair to assume that this will be a record-setting fight. Could it be the one that breaks five million buys?

O/U revenue generated by Mayweather vs McGregor: $900 million

Could this be the first billion dollar fight? Some fight analysts seem to think so. However, the PPV industry is undergoing a bit of a slump right now and a billion dollar fight would be unprecedented. It should come pretty close, nonetheless.

Odds Mayweather vs McGregor will take place in …

Nevada: 1/4

New York: 9/1

California: 19/1

Mayweather has made the MGM Grand Garden Arena his home for the last decade, and it makes sense for the mega-fight to take place in the fight capital of the world. But first, McGregor needs a Nevada boxing license.

He’s put to rest his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and recently filed for a license. There’s still some ways to go, but it looks like the pair have their sights set on Vegas.

If that falls through, there’s always Madison Square Garden in New York or the STAPLES Center in LA. “Notorious” already has a boxing license in California.

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