Conor McGregor has demanded $100million in cash to face Floyd Mayweather Jr in a fanciful cross-combat mega-fight.
McGregor, fresh off becoming the first fighter to hold two UFC championships simultaneously, and Mayweather have teased a bout ever since the 49-0 boxing legend hung up his gloves following a victory over Andre Berto last November.
The most recent outburst from ‘The Notorious’ comes on the heels of Mayweather telling a photographer that comparing the two men is “disrespectful”.
And that has prompted MMA’s biggest talker to respond, McGregor accusing Mayweather of running scared.
“Floyd’s not ready for this,” McGregor told a crowd at a New York nightclub in a video obtained by TMZ.
“Much respect to Floyd. He’s a solid businessman on what he’s been able to do.
“He’s a f****** animal at what he’s been able to do. But as far as real fighting – as far as true, pure, unarmed combat – Floyd don’t want none of this.
“He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match. He doesn’t want a fight,” McGregor said.
“I want $100million cash to fight him under boxing rules because he’s afraid of a real fight.”