The latest speculation unfolds in the Mayweather vs. McGregor saga.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is a legendary promoter in the world of boxing. He’s promoted high level bouts such as the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather superfight in 2015.
While not directly involved in the negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, Arum is bound to have some reliable sources in the talks. He was involved in a recent interview with Fight Hub where he revealed what he believed to be the main stumbling block in coming to an agreement. That main stumbling block appears to be the purse demands of the UFC.
“I think the only impediment there is the UFC, because UFC doesn’t treat fighters the same way that boxing promoters do. In other words, 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 percent. Now, give me a break.”
Arum has been known for bashing MMA in interviews. But like most people, he doesn’t fancy Conor’s chances in the super fight.
“If the fight doesn’t happen…not that I think it’s going to be a great fight, because I think Conor fighting Mayweather is not really a fight, if it’s boxing. Conor (is a) great MMA fighter, but hasn’t shown anything in boxing. And Mayweather’s one of the great fighters. But if that fight doesn’t happen, the blame will only be on the UFC.”
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