On May 6, 2016, a report surfaced in Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun that then UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr, the greatest boxer of his generation, were about to announce they’d be boxing in Vegas. The source of the story of Mayweather’s team.
The pair have bickered ever since. After a lull, Mayweather revealed his price, and conceded it was the one fight he wanted. UFC president Dana White offered the pair $25,000,000 each, plus a cut of the PPV. McGregor dismissed the offer and White dismissed the dismissal which was in turn dismissed.