Mayweather Made At Least 3 Times More Than McGregor For 'Money Fight'

Ten rounds, two smiles and a hug ended the weekslong drama that built up to the "Money Fight."
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Mayweather Made At Least 3 Times More Than McGregor For 'Money Fight'

The boxing match between pound-for-pound champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and mixed-martial arts firebrand Conor McGregor was billed as the "fight of the century."

The fight ended, as many expected it would, with a Mayweather victory. But McGregor held his own. He was on the attack early on, but started to tire. By the 10th round, Mayweather was able to put the pressure on until the referee stepped in to declare a technical knockout.

The buildup to the fight was huge — and so were the profits.

Both men had a guaranteed paycheck just for showing up: $100 million for Mayweather, $30 million for McGregor.

Before the fight, estimates for total revenue sat around $700 million.

Despite the highly publicized trash talk, which was racially charged at times, the two embraced after the fight, smiling and trading words of respect.

The aptly dubbed "Money Fight" came at an important time. 

The UFC was recently sold (for $4 billion) and has been struggling since. And Mayweather owes a large sum to the IRS and asked to pay it off with the earnings from last night's fight.