The Mayweather and McGregor purse submitted to the Nevada State Athletic Commission is a big one as expect, but they’ll make much more in reality.
The Mayweather and McGregor purse submitted to the NSAC represents the bare minimum that the fighters will make before any pay per view, international rights, ticket sales or sponsorship is calculated afterwards.
On top of any other income the event is generating in things like merchandising etc.
While it doesn’t offer the true amount either guy will make, it does perhaps offer a small perspective in terms of how the split negotiations for both fighters went. At least somewhat.
As per ESPN’s Brett Okamato (hat tip):
Disclosed, guaranteed purse amounts for tomorrow: Floyd Mayweather $100 million, Conor McGregor $30 million. Both will ultimately make more.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 26, 2017
Based on the above, if the fighters went for a 70/30 split overall on all income for the fight in favor of Mayweather, the two will still earn an incredible amount each.
Mayweather has said in the build up that he could make as much as $350 million for the fight, which give or take depending on how things do – could leave McGregor with a cool $100 million.
Not bad, eh?
Of course a big factor will depend on the pay per view sales and how much potentially pirate streaming might affect them.
While the above is not definite insight into the exact split between Mayweather and McGregor, it certainly offers some insight into it as the above are the guaranteed amounts before the results of all incomes for the fight are known.