Is Mayweather Fighting McGregor Because He Was ‘Scammed’ Out Of Money?
His payday for the event — rumored to be up $100 million — would be many times more than he’s made for any of his previous fights.
But suddenly Mayweather is the main driver of the matchup, and has even reserved the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 10th for the fight.
So what’s Floyd’s motivation?
Don’t get us wrong, $ 100 million plus is a lot of money even for a very, very rich person. But un-retiring for what’s going to be a professional wrestling-like circus does pose some legacy risk for the undefeated legend.
UFC fighter Michael Bisping claims he knows the reason behind Floyd’s change of heart.
“My bet is that the fight will happen,” Bisping said on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast. “Will it happen in June? I don’t know, that might be a bit too soon. But from what I understand, I was talking to someone in Las Vegas and I heard that Floyd recently got scammed out of a lot of money. The number was very, very big. I don’t think Floyd needs the money, but he wants to replace this money that he got swindled out of.”
Hmm. We really wouldn’t want to fight Floyd after he’s been separated from his beloved money.
— BelieveYouMePodcast (@BYMPod) March 13, 2017