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Dana White reveals how much he thinks Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will make off their potential superfight

Dana White called in to ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’ and shared how big the purse for a Floyd Mayweather vs, Conor McGregor could be.

After months of proclaiming there's no way a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight would happen, Dana White now finds himself in the interesting position of having to find a middle ground that Conor, Floyd, and the UFC can all live with. The UFC president appeared on the latest episode of ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’ and gave an interesting update on the state of fight negotiations.

“I think we get the McGregor side in the next couple of days, and then I go lock myself in a room for a couple days with Team Mayweather and see what we can come out with," White said. As for how much the two superstar athletes could make? "It depends on how much the fight sells. And if the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 (million) and Conor makes $75 (million)."

That's an improvement over Dana White's last offer to Mayweather, which sat at $25 million and resulted in the boxing great calling White a 'f**king comedian.' Unspoken in all this is how much the UFC will be making off the fight. A hundred dollar pay-per-view that sells 3 million units would rake in $300 million. We're sure the UFC wants to carve out a nice chunk of that remaining $125 million, which also needs to cover Floyd's promotional partners at Showtime, PPV distributors, and who knows how many other interested parties looking to get a piece of the action.

It's no wonder Dana White is already ceding the much talked about A-side to Mayweather. There's going to be enough headaches getting the fight signed as it is, if it even ends up getting signed.

"The Conor side, we’re good on the Conor side," White declared. "I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it can’t be ... maybe the Mayweather side can’t be done, but we’ll see. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m going to do.”

Will it be enough? With this much money on the table, you’d think this fight would be a sure bet. But never underestimate the ability of egos to burn this whole thing to the ground.

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