Mayweather vs. McGregor – The Money Fight
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It is one of the most talked about events in sports: Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. will take on UFC's biggest star, Conor McGregor in what is named "The Money Fight" and is scheduled to take place on August 26th, 2017. Floyd Mayweather retired in 2015, ending his nearly 20-year career with an undefeated 49-0 record, matching Rocky Marciano's all-time winning streak and considered one of the best boxers of all time. McGregor McGregor is known as being the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history. He’s also known for his trash-talking, unmatched in-ring skills and massive fan base.
To prepare you for the biggest fight of their career we have all the juicy details on their extravagant lifestyles….
Floyd Mayweather – Net Worth, Estimated $340 Million
When it comes to cold hard cash, there is no competition. Floyd "Money" Mayweather takes the bank with a current net worth of $340 million! The boxing 40-year-old superstar has topped the charts in "Forbes Highest Paid Athletes" list in 2015 First place with $300 million, in 2014 First place with $105 million and in 2012 First place with $85 million.
Conor McGregor – Net Worth, Estimated $34 Million
Not that $34 million is pocket change but the 29-year-old Irishman Conor "The Notorious" McGregor is nowhere near his opponent cash-flow, but he is the top money-maker in MMA and he has main-evented 4out of the 6 highest selling pay-per-view events in UFC history. McGregor is number 24 on "Forbes Highest Paid Athletes" in 2017. If he wins "The Money Fight" his net worth will get $100 million boost.
Floyd Mayweather – Big First Fight Earnings, Estimated $150K
Although technically speaking Mayweather started his career officially in 1996 with the Olympic games and later that year as Super featherweight fighter, it was his first title fight against Genaro Hernández in 1998 that brought him his first big salary. With the WBC super featherweight title win and 18-0 record, he was awarded the $150,000 check.
Conor McGregor – Big First Fight Earnings, Estimated $76K
Before getting his first big UFC break, Connor McGregor started in 2008 as a lightweight and a featherweight. In 2013 he made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage and his victory paid him $76,000 ($8000 show, $8000 win bonus, $60,000 KO of the Night bonus). At this point he held the 13-2 record.
Floyd Mayweather – Highest Payday, Estimated $250 Million
After nearly 6 years of negotiations "The Fight of the Century" finally took place on May 2015. The undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao squared off and broke PPV viewership records with over $600 million in revenue. The initial payout was $180 million before calculating the viewership percentages that later brought Mayweather to $250 million. His most lucrative fight to date.
Conor McGregor – Highest Payday, Estimated $15 Million
The re-match event between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in 2016 broke the record for highest selling pay-per-view in UFC history with 1,650,000 buys. The major interest in this event came after McGregor lost the first fight to Diaz and broke his 15 in-a-row winning streak. McGregor won the fight and reclaimed his glory with a hefty payout (he was paid $3 million just to show up, $50,000 Fight of the night bonus, $11.5 million PPV share, $250,000 for after-party appearance and $250,000 Sponsorship from Reebok).
Floyd Mayweather – Last Fight, Estimated $32 Million
In 2015 Mayweather returned from retirement to defend his welterweight and super welterweight championship titles against Andre Berto. The PPV had around 400,000 buys, which was the lowest for a Mayweather fight in almost a decade. Despite the low numbers, the undefeated 49-0 boxer walked away with $32 million.
Conor McGregor – Last Fight, Estimated $27 Million
McGregor squared off against Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship on November 2016 and won the belt this making him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously (the second was the Featherweight championship). The payout for McGregor included $3.5 million just to show up, $150,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus plus $40,000 Sponsorship from Reebok and over $23 million in PPV shares.
Floyd Mayweather – Endorsement Deals, Estimated $3 Million
Mister "Money" has everything. Everything but endorsements. Most financial experts call him "the star athlete no sponsor will touch" because "Bad Reputation Means Bad Marketing" and Mayweather is considered one of the most hated successful athlete in the business. Constantly surrounded by legal controversies and criminal record the sponsors rather keep away, all but one exception, as his only sponsored fight was against Pacquiao where he received a one-time-only deal with Burger King, FanDuel, and Hublot, each spent around $1 million to get with him into the ring.
Conor McGregor Endorsement Deals, Estimated $10 Million
Unlike Mayweather everyone wants to be in McGregor's corner. He has sponsorship & endorsement deals with Reebok, Bud Light, Monster Energy, Volvo, Dethrone Royalty Brand, Fanatics, Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN), Electronic Arts, Rolls Royce, Anheuser-Busch and most recently Beats by Dre. He was ranked 11 in the "The World’s Most Marketable Athletes 2017" list. He is currently making an estimated $4 million a year from his partnerships.
Floyd Mayweather – Financial Low Point
It seems that despite his $700 million earnings during his career mister money bags doesn't really know how to handle his funds correctly. Other than the extravagant spendings, he failed to pay back more than a few business and personal loans and he also got in some serious trouble with the IRS, owing million in back taxes Since 2015. Only 6 weeks before his big fight against McGregor he petitioned the court to grant him an extension til after the event, counting on his winnings to pay back his debt as he doesn't have the cash right now. He has also asked the IRS to waive the imposed fee for “failure to pay.” This is not the first time Mayweather uses big fight funds to settle his income tax debts, he did the same in 2009 paying $6.7 million and in 2011 paying $3.4 million.
Conor McGregor – Financial Low Point
Everybody loves a good inspiring "rags to riches" story and McGregor is the perfect example. In an interview, he told how he didn't have any money before he started fighting, he was collecting $200 a week off the social welfare and now he lives like a king. No loans, no mortgage payments. (and he is not even 30 yet).
Floyd Mayweather Cars, Estimated $45 Million
Floyd's car fleet is as extravagant as his personality with over 100 luxury cars and the majority of them are in white. His collection includes Bentley Mulsanne, Rolls Royce Drophead, Ferrari 599, Ferrari 458 Spider, Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz S600, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes SLS, Ferrari F430, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Lamborghini Murcielago, Mercedes SLR, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Mercedes Maybach 57S and his most expensive cars are the $4.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita (there are only 2 of these cars in the entire world), $3.2 million Ferrari Enzo and three $6.2 million Bugatti 16.4 Veyrons.
The owner of the cars dealership that sold "Money" all of his cars in the last 18 years said that he bought 16 Rolls-Royces and over 100 cars, and he always paid in cash. As for the man himself, he revealed he has $15 million worth of cars that he never drives just sitting in the garage of his Las Vegas home.
Conor McGregor Cars, Estimated $2.7 Million
McGregor has quite the collection of luxury cars that includes a Mercedes S500 AMG Coupe, a Cadillac Escalade, a Range Rover, a BMW 4 Series, a BMW 5 Series, a BMW i8, a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, a Lamborghini Huracan Avio, a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster that spits hot fire, a customized Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead coupe and a Rolls Royce Dawn.
A few months ago his green supercar Lamborghini Huracan Avio was towed in Dublin after he left the car parked on a double yellow line and it was removed by the city. McGregor had to pay a hefty fine to get his beloved car back.
Floyd Mayweather Homes, Estimated $9.5 Million
It seems that Mayweather rather sleep in his cars rather spend it around in profitable real-estate properties and unlike most wealthy celebrities he only holds 2 homes: a 5-bedroom, 5-baths home in Miami Beach worth $7.7 million that includes 5,200 square feet of open-plan space features a glass-and-steel floating staircase, formal living and dining rooms, infinity swimming pool and spa and rooftop patio with an outdoor kitchen. The second home is a 2-bedroom Penthouse on the 55th floor of the Palms Place hotel in Las Vegas worth $1.8 million. The 3,142 square feet unit has walls of glass over looking the Vegas strip and a telescoping glass wall that separates a living room and a game room.
Conor McGregor Homes, Estimated $3 Million
McGregor spent $2 million on a mansion, called Ladycastle in K Club estate, Ireland and sits on 550 acres of land. The 2 story residence is 2,200 square feet with 3 bedrooms suites with walk-in closets, 3 baths with tub and shower, fully stocked kitchen and the entire house is completely furnished. While he is training for Las Vegas fights, he rents out seven-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot mansion he calls "The Mac Mansion" that comes with 50-foot infinity pool and outdoor terrace area, full spa, all-equipped gym and a huge garage for all of "Mac"'s cars.
Floyd Mayweather Closet Room
Mayweather loves to live up to his big spender reputation and you shouldn't expect anything different from his huge walk-in closet room that is designed like a luxurious menswear store. The double room has carpet floors and wooden cabinets with glass doors to showcase Mayweather's expensive tailor-made suits, ties, belts & shoes alongside a vast stock of athletic clothes and sneakers.
Conor McGregor Closet Room
McGregor may get down and dirty in the ring but he is also in the top 10 best dressed male icons in the world, showing off Gucci Minks, handmade three-piece David August suits, Louis Vuitton python loafers and Dita Mach-One sunglasses. The Notorious one has a sleek walk-in closet filled with handpicked items and mostly custom hand-tailored suits. Every item in his closet is worth a small fortune and he isn't afraid to show it, but just in case, McGregor has a state-of-the-art security system on site.
Floyd Mayweather Guilty Pleasure – Watches
Other than high-speed luxury cars, Floyd also has a huge selection of the worlds finest watches, all sporting diamonds and precious gems. In a recent press appearance, he flaunted a $1.4 million watch in McGregor's face. His collection includes Richard Mille RM 59-01, diamond-encrusted Hublot, limited edition Hublot Laferrari, Hublot Black Caviar Bang Watch, Pepsi Cola Rolex, Rocky Rolex and many others. In recent years Floyd spent $17 million on watches. We hope he has a good jewelry insurance deal.
Conor McGregor Guilty Pleasure – Suits
Being one of the best-dressed athletes in the world doesn't come cheap and if you dress for the job you want, Connor McGregor probably wants to be Don Draper. According to McGregor’s tailor David Heil the Dapper Irishman spends around $10,000 per a custom suit and he orders 8 to 10 for every major media tour he partakes in. Those weight cuts and gains, plus his ever-changing weight class, means he needs new outfits and that brings a lot of work for Heil, who says each suit takes 60 hours to make. By a rough calculation, McGregor spends about $200,000 a year on suits
Floyd Mayweather – Private Jets, Estimated $80 Million
Putting the final stamp on his "Money" middle name and lifestyle, Mayweather actually owns 2 private jets worth an estimated $40 million each. The Gulfstream IV is to accommodate his extra-large entourage (14 people) and the Gulfstream V is used by Mayweather himself when he travels from his homes in Miami & Las Vegas to business meetings and private affairs.
Conor McGregor – Private Jets, Estimated $20,000 Per Flight
For official UFC events and meetings, McGregor travels freely on Dana White’s private jet. When he wants to travel with his friends and family on vacation he leases a private jet, which cost around $20,000 per flight. McGregor already started asking around wanting to buy his own jet. If he will win the fight against Mayweather, he could definitely afford it.
Floyd Mayweather – Legal Issues
It seems that the boxing champ is known for losing his temper quite often outside the ring. Mayweather faced charges of domestic violence and misdemeanor battery in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2010. On December 2011, a judge sentenced Mayweather to serve 90 days in the county jail, to complete 100 hours of community service and a 12-month domestic-violence program and to pay a fine. Mayweather served his county jail sentence from June to August 2012.
Conor McGregor – Legal Issues
Despite his reputation as a trash-talker and a hothead, The Notorious one isn't one to get into too much trouble and his biggest scandal in recent years was a threat to peruse legal action against him for standing on top of an expensive luxury rental car and pretending he owns it. McGregor posted a picture of himself standing on a $300,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith he rented from a Platinum Executive Travel and angered the company. No charges were pressed against him.
Floyd Mayweather – Lifestyle
Every baller has that thing he spends exaggerated sums on and for Floyd Mayweather that thing is… haircuts! Jackie Starr, Floys'd barber since 2009 said that she cuts his hair twice a week or even 3 times if he has a special event. Each cut cost $1,000, which means "Pretty Boy" is spending $12,000 a month just on haircuts. And you thought your barber was expensive…
Conor McGregor – Lifestyle
Connor McGregor believes in psychological warfare and this is exactly why he spent $35,000 on a custom Gucci mink coat just to mess with Floyd Mayweather head in their world press conference. Connor showed up in a white mink polar bear coat with the signature Gucci snake on the back, to complete the look, the notorious one matched the coat with Gucci's yellow-and-white flowered print pants and black loafers. The whole "Player" look cost almost $50,000. Now that's dedication to a show.
Floyd Mayweather has won 13 championship titles in 5 different weight classes (Super featherweight, Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight and Light middleweight) and keeps an undefeated run 49-0.
Conor McGregor has won 6 championship titles in Featherweight, Lightweight and was the first multi-division champion. He has a 21-3 score.
The stakes are high for both fighters:
This could be the biggest payday of McGregor's career. If he wins he is set to earn himself a $100+ million payday if the event draws more than 4 million PPV buys and quadruple his net worth.
As for mister money himself, who will go 50-0 if he beats McGregor, this could push his career earnings to over $1 billion and would make him the 3rd athlete in history to earn ten-figures in their sporting career.