Conor McGregor appeared to refute Floyd Mayweather’s claim that he pocketed $100m for an exhibition match.
Mayweather’s next fight is a show this weekend in Japan against Mikuru Askaura – with the American telling Sportsmail he will earn between $15 million and $20 million from the fight.
He also previously boasted that he made $100 million for his controversial exhibition fight against Logan Paul.
However, McGregor refuted that idea on Twitter, saying Mayweather was “full of crap” before deleting the tweet from his profile.
“He also said he ran 100 yards to pass the Logan guy but he never made the Forbes top 100 list,” McGregor’s account tweeted.
“He hasn’t cleared 20 million in a full year since 2017. When we fought last. Otherwise he would have been on the list. He hasn’t made the list since 2017. In other words, he’s full of shit.
McGregor’s tweet follows Mayweather’s claim that a fight between the two is in the works for 2023 and could go down as a professional fight.
The two last met in 2017 when Mayweather secured a win by TKO in the 10th round.
Only speak to sports mailMayweather discussed his plans for the rest of the year and detailed how he might face McGregor again.
Mayweather said: “I want to go out and have fun in Tokyo this weekend [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
“We don’t know if it will be an exhibition or a real fight. But there have been talks about both. I would prefer an exhibition.”
When asked why he would prefer exhibition, Mayweather said, “I don’t go into fights where I’m going to take real punishment.
“So, people like Conor McGregor and people who don’t hit really hard like YouTubers or UFC people, I don’t mind bumping into people like that, but nothing where I’m going to put myself in a position that I’m in will harm myself or hurt me.’
He also remained open to a fight in the UK and narrated sports mail:“We do not know it [where the rest of my bouts will take place] but of course if the price is right then I’m on my way [to the UK].
Mayweather’s duel with the Notorious proved to be his last professional fight, bringing his record to 50 wins and zero losses or ties.
Mayweather – who insists he wouldn’t change a thing about his career – is said to have made around $280 million from the blockbuster fight.
Meanwhile, McGregor reportedly took home $130 million from his first and only boxing match.
Since then, McGregor has suffered three losses in his last four UFC fights. He also took some time off the Octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier.