Mayweather vs. McGregor fight purse: The money each fighter will bring home
We knew the two fighters were going to be rolling in the dough, but now we can put a number to it
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has always been about the money. The two fighters, whoin Las Vegas, seemingly took this match to rake in one of the biggest financial gains from a sporting event ever.
Now, we have a rough idea of just how much money the fighters will be making. According to contract details from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Mayweather earned a disclosed purse of $100 million while McGregor brought home $30 million, according to ESPN. It is the same disclosed purse Mayweather received for his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Meanwhile, McGregor will make a minimum of $30 million, which is nearly 10 times what he made from his last UFC against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 -- his last previous high salary.
With total PPV buys and live gate still being accounted for, both fighters could triple that number when things are all said and done. Mayweather said after the fight the live gate was tracking for $80 million, which would break the record by $8 million.
Here's how the fight card breaks down with disclosed salaries for each of the main card fighters.
Floyd Mayweather $100 million
Conor McGregor $30 million
Gervonta Davis $600,000
Francisco Fonseca $35,000
Badou Jack $750,000
Nathan Cleverly $100,000
Andrew Tabiti $100,000
Steve Cunningham $100,000
Business is booming so far as the year in boxing rolls along
All the info you need to catch the WBC heavyweight title fight on Saturday
Wilder sent Breazeale spinning after landing a clean right hand to the jaw
The different vantage points of this highlight reel KO are mesmerizing
The bad blood between Wilder and Breazeale will finally be settled on Saturday night in Br...
Wilder did not hold back during his media workout for Saturday's showdown