Floyd Mayweather Tops Conor McGregor On Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Floyd Mayweather continues to beat out Conor McGregor.

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Floyd Mayweather can’t stop beating Conor McGregor, even outside of the boxing ring.

Since their ‘money fight’ last year, Mayweather and McGregor have been lavishing in the mega paydays they each received as a result from the Las Vegas affair. Mayweather has since been traveling across the globe while McGregor has found himself in some legal trouble after a Brooklyn bus attack, and is also preparing to welcome his second child into the world.

Even after defeating the Irishman in August, Mayweather has defeated McGregor yet again – this time on the 2018 Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Mayweather tops off the list at the No. 1 spot, while McGregor is well below him at number 12:

“The UFC’s biggest star has not stepped foot in the Octagon professionally since November 2016, but Conor McGregor scored his biggest payday to date thanks to a 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

“McGregor banked an estimated $85 million for the fight, more than five times his previous top paycheck. The fight had 4.3 million PPV buys and generated more than $550 million in revenue. The Irishman signed a slew of deals over the past 12 months with the buzz around the Mayweather fight.

“His current partners are Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster Energy, David August, BSN, Anheuser-Busch, HiSmile and Betsafe. He also has a residency deal with the Wynn Las Vegas for all of his afterparties, and his digital properties, Conor McGregor FAST Program, MacMoji App, MacTalk App and the Mac Life, also generate cash.”

Mayweather defeated McGregor via 10th round TKO inside the T-Mobile Arena. “Money” allowed the former UFC “Champ Champ” to exhaust himself in the opening rounds before pouring on the offense to finish the gassed Irishman, and earn his 50th consecutive victory inside the squared circle. Mayweather has since retired from boxing with an undefeated 50-0 record.

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UFC Posts Massive Profit In 2017, But It’s Not All Good

The UFC reported a record profit in 2017 – but there’s a catch:

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The UFC is thought to have posted their best financial year in 2017, but that headline does not tell the whole story.

It should be true that the world’s leading MMA promotion and their UFC Holdings, LLC,(the rated entity following the acquisition of Zuffa by Endeavor, Silver Lake Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) tallied their most profitable annual results according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service (via Bloody Elbow), earning “well over $700 million” the last 12 months ending March 31 of this year.

The main reason for the success was obviously last August’s Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match, which drew 4.4 million buys at $100 each on pay-per-view, not including overseas sales. The UFC co-promoted the event with SHOWTIME Sports, and their cut was supposedly in the neighborhood of $180 million.

So that “well over” $700 million figure would break the record or UFC revenue set the prior year in 2016, where a trio of monstrous pay-per-views headlined by McGregor and Ronda Rousey’s perceived last fight propelled the company to an estimated number right at or just over $700 million.

However, the numbers, although most likely being record-setting, don’t paint the full picture. The promotion brought in only 4.142 million PPV buys of their own in 2017, down from 7.55 million as recently as 2015, painting the picture that 2017 would have been an unmitigated disaster without the circus-like event of McGregor vs. Mayweather.

What’s more, you can only put on a spectacle like that once (unless they rematch, which could happen), so it appears the UFC chose to cash in on a short-term profit that appears much greater than it really is, as McGregor has yet to return to the UFC octagon for almost two years now. Without him, actual UFC pay-per-view sales have struggled in a huge way, with June 9’s UFC 225 only drawing a reported 250,000 buys despite two title fights and a host of other high-profile competitors.

Another big factor in the UFC’s record profits was the fact they increased contracted revenue by an estimated $50 million in addition to saving $55 million on cost-saving measures. Of course, the hotly-debated topic of fighter pay, where the UFC paid 14 fighters only $10,000 to compete, a number that is one of the many reasons fighters have discussed unionizing despite never getting a single effort off the ground.

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Georges St-Pierre’s Coach Wants MMA Star to Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Georges St-Pierre’s coach, Firas Zahabi, is angling for his client to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor and square off against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match. Appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience (h/t MMANYTT…

Georges St-Pierre’s coach, Firas Zahabi, is angling for his client to follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor and square off against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match. Appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience (h/t MMANYTT…

Coach: I Want Georges St-Pierre to Fight Floyd Mayweather

Georges St-Pierre’s coach wants to see his fighter take on Floyd Mayweather. St-Pierre last competed back in Nov. 2017. He went one-on-one with Michael Bisping for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title. After dropping &#8220…

Georges St-Pierre’s coach wants to see his fighter take on Floyd Mayweather. St-Pierre last competed back in Nov. 2017. He went one-on-one with Michael Bisping for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title. After dropping “The Count,” St-Pierre finished the fight via rear-naked choke in the third round. “Rush” vacated the title the following month. […]

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Video: Chaos Erupts At Conor McGregor’s Court Hearing

Conor McGregor’s mere arrival to court caused quite the chaotic scene in New York:

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Earlier today (Thurs., June 14, 2018), controversial former UFC champion Conor McGregor appeared in court for his April 5 assault at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Irish superstar merely got another court date for next month on July 26, 2018, as his legal team continues to hammer out a plea deal with the prosecution.

But regardless of the true impact of the court appearance, McGregor’s mere appearance at the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn caused a hectic, chaotic scene where his simple arrival and departures had to be carefully controlled by the many security and police officers on duty.

Watch the sheer amount of coordination it took just for McGregor to walk into the courthouse courtesy of MMA Fighting right here:

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Floyd Mayweather Explains Why He’s Halting MMA Plans

Floyd Mayweather is now claiming that he’s not thinking about fighting now.

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Floyd Mayweather is now claiming that he’s not thinking about fighting now.

This has been an ongoing story all year long. Mayweather has been teasing for months now that he will make the transition from the world of boxing to the land of MMA.

He even went on record by saying that he plans to submit the paperwork to get an MMA license, which will likely be in Nevada.

With Mayweather teasing a jump to MMA from the boxing world, there are many who believe that the opponent for Mayweather would be his former rival Conor McGregor.

Mayweather has gone on record by stating that this would serve as his retirement fight, which would leave him with a perfect 50-0 pro-boxing record.

If this fight does happen then, it wouldn’t impact his boxing record but rather his MMA record.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has even gone on record by stating that he is more than willing to help train Mayweather.

However, Mayweather recently told TMZ Sports that he is currently busy with another lucrative business venture. Thus, his MMA plans are on hold.

“I’m so busy, I got so many different things going on, on the outside,” Mayweather said (transcript courtesy of Bloody Elbow). “If you haven’t heard, I’m building the tallest building in New York City. I’m one of the investors, I invested nine figures, actually.”

“I’m not thinking about fighting right now,” he said. “Two weeks from now, you can do an interview with me because I can contradict myself. I’m only human.”

“So, two weeks from now, you ask me the question, guess what I’m gonna say, ‘I’m fighting in MMA.’ And then two months from then, I’mma say ‘I’m not fighting in MMA, I’m not fighting in boxing.’”

“Actually I don’t know what I’m doing, but I do know one thing: I’m paid.”

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