“We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight. We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight," Mayweather told First Take. "They know what my number is—my number was a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We’re the A side, and I don’t really know how much money he has made before—I don’t know how much money Conor McGregor has made, but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10 million in an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15 million, and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the backend percentage on pay per view. But of course, we’re the A side.
“How can a guy talk about $20 or $30 million if he’s never even made $8 or $9 million?”
McGregor's response was a punch below the belt.
The reigning UFC lightweight champion posted a cartoon of himself standing victoriously over the undefeated boxer and holding Mayweather's championship belts.
It's captioned, "Call me C.J. Watson."
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017
Watson is a point guard for the Orlando Magic. Josie Harris, the mother of three of Mayweather's children, says that her relationship with Watson led the boxer to physically abuse her. According to Harris, Mayweather threatened to make her and Watson "disappear."
— First Take (@FirstTake) January 11, 2017