Dana White believes a 50-50 split for McGregor vs. Mayweather is ‘pretty fair’

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Damon Martin | FoxSports

It’s tough for UFC president Dana White to go anywhere these days without answering a few questions about the proposed super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

Just recently, White finished negotiations with McGregor for the split he will share with the UFC to get permission to fight Mayweather as well as involving the promotion in the fight itself.

Now it’s up to White to come to an agreement with Mayweather, who has said from the start that he believes he should receive a bigger share of the profits if he faces off with McGregor inside the boxing ring.

According to White, who spoke with reporters during an appearance at CitiField in New York on Wednesday (via MMAFighting), he actually feels an even split down the middle would be fair to McGregor and Mayweather.

“Floyd can think whatever, but the machine that the UFC has and Conor McGregor alone is a machine by himself. I think that 50-50 is pretty fair,” White said.

Of course, Mayweather will likely argue with that number considering he received a 60-percent split with Manny Pacquiao ahead of their historic, record-breaking fight in 2015 with more than 4.4 million pay-per-views sold.

White argues that McGregor is a much bigger star, especially when it comes to the revenue that will be generated internationally where the UFC reaches numerous countries around the world.

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