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Bob Arum: “UFC will demand 50% of Conor’s purse against Mayweather”

The boxing promoter has his say on the mega bout:

Another day and yet another individual has had their say on the rumored super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Bob Arum, a world renowned boxing promoter has come out and stated his opinion regarding the super-fight.

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The promoter believes that the result of this bout is a forgone conclusion with Mayweather having all the odds stacked entirely in his favor. Speaking to Fight Hub TV the promoter stated “McGregor has no chance with Mayweather in the boxing ring, Mayweather has no chance with McGregor in the Octagon. It’s a different sport. So it’s wonderful to talk about Mayweather and Conor McGregor – it’s not a contest. You could put Conor McGregor in the ring with a guy who had three or four fights and he still wouldn’t have a chance. To go right in to face one of the great fighters of our era is a little bit much.”

With UFC president, Dana White, recently stating there is far too much money that could be made for this bout not to happen. Arum, however, believes that if the bout were not to happen, it would be the fault of the UFC demanding too much of Conor’s earnings.

“Business-wise it’s different because, like PT Barnum says, ‘A sucker is born every minute’!” said Arum. “The only impediment there is the UFC because the UFC doesn’t treat fighters the same way that boxing promoters do – UFC fighters get so much less than boxers do. They proposed a deal to Conor that on his share of the purse, they take 50 per cent. Gimme a break! If the fight doesn’t happen – not that I think it’s going to be a great fight – the blame will be only on the UFC.”

 

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