Floyd Mayweather Profits $35,000 off Conor McGregor’s Demise at UFC 264

Published 07/11/2021, 2:53 AM EDT


Floyd Mayweather benefitted from his former rival Conor McGregor once again, but it wasn’t really a healthy affair for McGregor. The Irishman, suffering his second consecutive loss against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, departed with the sixth scratchy defeat of his pro MMA career.

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Meanwhile, McGregor was already the underdog to many people, even before the fight had begun. Following a KO loss at UFC 257, several fans had picked Poirier to win the third meeting. Hence, Floyd Mayweather had also placed his bet on ‘The Diamond’, which eventually turned out to be correct.

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After the fight, Mayweather posted a picture on social media to reveal how he made money from the event and thanked Dustin Poirier. Per Floyd Mayweather’s post, he earned $35,000 from the fight. Although ‘TBE’ had nothing to do with the lucrative event, he still found ways to fill his pockets.

Meanwhile, Conor McGregor had mocked Floyd Mayweather a couple of days back for his performance against Logan Paul. Hence, the recent outcome of UFC 264 could have been favorable for Floyd Mayweather. Apart from money, the result could have possibly been sweet revenge for ‘TBE’.

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Despite having no relevance, Mayweather’s name often pops up in the headlines in several pro-fighting events. So Conor McGregor’s career-defining fight clearly demanded a reaction from ‘TBE’.

Did Floyd Mayweather actually support Dustin Poirier over Conor McGregor?

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Mayweather didn’t go vocal about his predictions regarding the trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264. But Poirier, the American native, might have infused the sense of nationalism in Floyd Mayweather. As the 44-year-old is often spotted backing his own people, he could have subconsciously favored ‘The Diamond’ to win.

Nevertheless, Poirier’s sensational run in the 155 lbs division has had earned him several believers too. Hence, Mayweather might not have hesitated to pick up Poirier, especially after his win at UFC 257. Besides, it worked well for both the Americans. Poirier is now targeting a lightweight title shot next, and Mayweather can continue enjoying his retired life.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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