Floyd Mayweather’s uncle, Jeff Mayweather, had revealed what he’d claimed as “inside information” with the 80-20 split between McGregor and the UFC if McGregor were to win the possible crossover match against Mayweather.
UFC President Dana White wasn’t too happy with Jeff for making these claims, which he made clear during the post-fight press conference at UFC 210 Saturday.
“What I would like to clarify is all the bulls—t about the 80 f—king 20 split,” he’d explicitly muttered to reporters. “Jeff Mayweather? Come on, Jeff. Me and Jeff go way back. Jeff, are you spokesman now for f—king team Mayweather?”
Based on his statement, Mayweather realized that White must have misunderstood what he was saying about the possible deal. Mayweather made it clear that he and White had a close relationship from early on, when White first came to Vegas. Mayweather was always very involved in his physical training, whether it was boxing or aerobic classes, so he wanted to make it clear that his previous comments were not shots at White.
“I’m not speaking for Floyd,” he’d said. “The 80-20 split is not for Floyd. What Floyd’s getting is guaranteed. What Conor is getting – I’m talking about the split with the UFC and Conor McGregor. That’s the split I’m talking about. Not no 80-20 with Floyd and Conor. Whatever Floyd’s asking for, he’s going to get.”
Mayweather had also originally stated that McGregor would have nothing to complain about with the split, since he’d still be making more money than he ever has in the past with such a major, headline-worthy event. So, even if Mayweather had been referring to an 80-20 split between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, his comments weren’t meant as malicious or critical of the UFC.
This possible crossover fight between the UFC contender and the boxing champ first started getting traction when McGregor TKO’d Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205. Since then, there have been many speculations of what would be a historical match combining elements of two different sports, but the two athletes are reportedly close to signing on to make all these speculations a reality. The prospective date for the match would be September 14th of next fall, but any details are still tentative while the finalization of an actual fight taking place is still underway.
White is scheduled to meet with McGregor after the birth of his baby this month to discuss the details of the fight.
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