Just how much of a cut is the UFC taking from Conor McGregor for his fight with Floyd Mayweather?
This should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but big gossip/rumor site TerezOwens.com is reporting what the alleged purse split will be between Conor McGregor and the UFC for his August 26th boxing match with Conor McGregor. Because McGregor is under contract to the UFC he required their permission to take the fight, and they’re taking a cut. Here’s what the site has to say about the pay split:
“This comes to us via our Tip Box. ‘A close friend and long time WEC and Zuffa employee just told me and Jake Shields what Zuffa’s cut allegedly is….. 20% of his purse (his purse is rumored at 75 million) and 50% of Conor’s share of the PPV (Conor is getting 20% of the PPV) so Zuffa gets just shy of 19 mil plus 10% of the PPV $.
So at 4 million buys the UFC gets 40 mil. Around $59 mil if all goes well and they hit 4 mil buys. Conor to get 95 mil if they reach 4 mil… short of May/PAC numbers (4.2-4.6) and 100+ if they equal or beat it.’ Regardless everyone is getting rich.”
Take that for what it’s worth. Mayweather has stated that he’ll make upwards of 300 million for the fight. McGregor has said multiple times that this fight will quadruple his net worth. The two men will meet in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th in a 12-round, 154-pound fight.