Floyd Mayweather Earned More In Seven Years Than All UFC Fighters Combined
Floyd Mayweather made more money in just his final nine fights than every UFC fighter made in total during the seven year period.
It may not be surprising to find out that the man known as 'Money' made a lot of it over his boxing career, and he loves to show off his cash.
Mayweather is so good at making money that he can actually out earn the entirety of another promotion, which is quite frankly ridiculous.
According to Gavin Ratcliffe's article about a legal battle between former UFC fighters and the UFC, all fighters for MMA's biggest promotion earned $626 million between them in the period from 2010 to 2017.
In the same time Mayweather had nine fights, starting against Shane Mosley and finishing, ironically, against Conor McGregor, making $638 million.
"This creates a free market for fighters to negotiate with different promotions. Between 2010 and 2017 UFC fighters were, in total, compensated $626 million, while during that same time period the appropriately nick-named boxer, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, made $638 million." https://t.co/GMk7LM32nH- John S. Nash (@heynottheface) October 2, 2020
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According to reports Mayweather earned $275 million just for his 2017 victory over former two weight UFC champions McGregor, in his final fight to date that took him to 50-0.
The Irishman, fighting in his first ever professional boxing fight, made $85 million on the night, To show a comparison, he made just $3 million in his rematch with Nate Diaz in 2016.
It's no surprise really that McGregor has teased going back to boxing, this time to take on Manny Pacquiao, after a frustrating year when he's only had one fight for UFC, his win against Donald Cerrone in January.
There has been annoyance amongst a number of UFC fighters in recent months over their pay for the big fights, that has led to some fights not being made.
Jon Jones wanted more money to move up to heavyweight, Jorge Masvidal initially wasn't meant to fight Kamaru Usman because of money and Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson won't be happening because of money.
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