Conor McGregor Says He Did Not Fight Floyd Mayweather For The Money
“I don’t give a b*****ks about the money.”
UFC star Conor McGregor says his historic fight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather wasn’t simply a ‘money grab.’ The Irishman took on the undefeated boxer back in August, losing to a TKO in the 10th round.
Despite having no professional boxing experience, McGregor started well, taking the first couple of rounds before Mayweather’s class and experience eventually shone through.
The Irishman is believed to have made in excess of a €100 million for the fight, but insists it wasn’t about the money as he truly believed he could win that fight as did his team.
“I know I said it’s always the best thing cashing the cheque, but I’m only joking, I don’t actually give a b*****ks about the money,” McGregor said at a Q&A session in Glasgow
“I know it’s easy for me to say that because I’m in the position I’m at.
“I don’t give a b*****ks about the money, Caroline. I came to win that fight. I believed I could win that fight, my whole team believed.
What do you think? Given the kind of competitor McGregor is, do you think he wanted to win first and foremost with the money being a bonus, or was it all set-up just as a cash-cow?