UFC star Conor McGregor has reportedly been offered an astonishing $50 million to fight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
The deal would be for a fight on New Year’s eve, but the decision will ultimately come down to UFC president Dana White signing off on McGregor being allowed to fight in a match outside of the UFC, according to TMZ Sports. (RELATED: UFC Star Conor McGregor SHOCKS The Sports World With Retirement)
The Irish-born UFC fighter hasn’t fought in an event since his shocking loss to Nate Diaz, and was pulled off of the UFC 200 card after failing to show up for press events. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate Ronda Rousey’s Birthday With These Sexy Photos)
McGregor also briefly retired in what looks more and more like a publicity stunt with every day that goes by.
It’s unclear how close the two sides are actually to completing a deal, but a fight between Mayweather and McGregor would almost certainly set pay-per-view records.