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Conor McGregor collected a €180 welfare cheque just one week before his 2013 UFC debut and in a few weeks, he will be collecting a check for nearly $100 Million.
The fight between both fighters is expected to smash all current PPV records and is expected to become the most lucrative event in the history of combat sports. Floyd Mayweather’s and Conor McGregor will be fighting in Las Vegas in only a few weeks and it is going to be lucrative not only for both fighters but also for Las Vegas due to the fans from around the world that will be attending the fight.
What is the estimated fight purse?
This all depends on whether the fight meets its PPV targets or not. However, the four-stop promotional tour has created an ultimate buzz for everyone not only MMA and Boxing fans.
The money likely to be generated from this fight has been predicted in line with the Mayweather vs Pacquaio fight and if the PPV stays roughly in line with the Mayweather vs Pacquaio fight, the fight purse is likely to be worth around $390m (£300m). Total revenues are meanwhile expected to exceed $500m (£390m). Rumours within the Boxing community have been spread that the revenue from this fight could go as high as $1 Billion but this has not been confirmed.
What will the split be?
Both fighters signed a confidentiality agreement when they signed their contracts, meaning the exact split will not be revealed. Floyd Mayweather is getting a higher cut in the region of 70-75%.
When Dana White spoke in April, he (understandably) predicted Mayweather would make a lot less. “If the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 million and Conor makes $75 million,” White said.
“He (Mayweather) feels like he’s the A-side and he should get more of it.”
However, as all revenue predictions for Mayweather vs McGregor are being based from the Mayweather vs Pacquaio fight, it is important to remember that Floyd Mayweather made $240 Million according to Forbes for his fight with Manny Pacquaio.
How much will the fight make through PPV?
The PPV sales for Mayweather v Pacquaio made an extraordinary $455m. Expect this fight to surpass that.
The PPV price is not cheap, it is the same as Mayweather vs Pacquaio $89.95, with the high-definition version costing $99.95.
It’s currently predicted that Mayweather v McGregor will attract just under 5 million buys, which would see the total PPV sales at a figure in the region of $475m.
How much will the tickets make?
The fight will be held at the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The total ticket receipts for the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight were $79.1 Million (£61 Million). 16,219 tickets were sold at the MGM Arena — which is slightly smaller than the T-Mobile Arena — at an average price of $4,451 (£3419) each.
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is expected to exceed the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight and generate around $89 Million in ticket sales.