Let’s go direct to the point. Here are the reasons I think that will hinder in making this fight happen. Btw, to update, Mayweather has agreed to figth McGregor and is saying that he’s only waiting for McGregor’s camp to sign the contract.
1. Mayweather will not take a pay cut. This is the same thing Jose Aldo said when asked why the fight won’t happen. I think that despite saying that he’s now just waiting for McGregor to sign the contract, the contract will benefit Mayweather more. This could be the reason that this isn’t moving forward at all.
2. McGregor is under UFC. Related to my 1st reason, UFC will not fold with regards to profit sharing with Mayweather. UFC may also think that their brand is as big or might be bigger than Mayweather’s right now.
3. Branding or Face. UFC is not confident in McGregor winning over Mayweather. McGregor is currently one of the faces of UFC and the thought of him losing after so much campaigning may brand the UFC as not having the best fighters in the world.
Here are just my humble opinions and I would like to know what you think. Do you agree with me or do you think there’s a big chance for the fight to happen?