Floyd Mayweather has come to the table for the potential super fight with Conor McGregor, making a counter offer to McGregor's initial demands of a guaranteed $100 million.
Mayweather has told ESPN that he has offered UFC superstar $15 million in guaranteed money and a cut of the pay-per-view sales, and that it's now up to McGregor and the UFC to close the deal.
"You guys keep hearing all these different rumors about different fighters want to face Floyd Mayweather," he said. "Everybody keeps talking about Conor McGregor. He's blowing smoke up everybody's a--. Dana White, the UFC -- let's make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world, and I'll show him what it's like."
"We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight," Mayweather said. "They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number.
"We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage - the back end - on the pay-per-view. But of course, we're the 'A side.' How can a guy talk about making $20 or $30 million if he has never made $8 or $9 million in a fight."
McGregor is the biggest and most bankable star in the UFC, taking $3 million ( excluding pay-per-view sales) for his much anticipated UFC 202 fight rematch with Nate Diaz.
Mayweather, who turns 40 in February, has been enjoying the comfortable lifestyle in retirement after making over $300 million from his final fight with Manny Pacqiuao in 2015. He has ruled out a rematch with the 'Pacman' saying thet the only thing he would come out of retirement for is a 'super fight' with McGregor.
"Only thing I'm probably interested in is the Conor McGregor fight," Mayweather said. "I'm a businessman, and it makes business sense. I believe in what me and [adviser] Al Haymon talk about every day - I believe in working smarter, not harder."