How much would you pay to see a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor?
That question caught Sports Illustrated’s attention after McGregor announced he plans to retire…again…Sunday morning.
McGregor made his announcement on Instagram, posting a photo of a chocolate cake with the words "Happy retirement Daddy" written on it in icing.
The fighter’s most infamous competitor Mayweather didn’t stay silent for long. “Well if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again,” Mayweather wrote in response to the retirement announcement.
Mayweather bested McGregor when the two last faced off in 2017 in an event known as "The Money Fight" and "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History." The match brought in 4.3 million pay-per-view buys, grossing over $500 million in total revenue.
As winner, Mayweather took home a $100 million paycheck to McGregor's $30 million loser's purse. However, in total, Mayweather reportedly earned $275 million and McGregor $130 million.
Floyd Mayweather is 43-years-old and Conor McGregor is 31-years-old. They are estimated to have net worths of around $505 million and $110 million, respectively, according to Forbes.
Mayweather is also retired from professional fighting. However, he has said in that past that he would fight McGregor again.
"“If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make $600 million, why not?,” Mayweather said. “And if I was to come back, why come back and fight a fighter that only can sell out little cities? I like to face guys that got countries behind them. If I am gonna do something, it’s got to be worth it.”
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