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Mayweather v McGregor: Breaking down the money in ‘The Money Fight’

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To quote UFC president Dana White, Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor is the biggest fight in the history of two people punching each other. It’s the biggest money fight, too, with both men set to take home colossal nine-figure pay packets.

My friends at British casino and sportbook Grosvenor Sport have produced this handy tool to help illustrate the sheer earning power of both men during their bout at the T-Mobile Arena this weekend.

With Mayweather is expected to earn $400million and McGregor’s earnings set to top $127million (according to Grosvenor’s estimates) you can now see just what their earning rate looks like, based on when you believe the fight will finish.

Just use the slider bar on the graphic below to give you a sense of how much each fighter will earn, per second, during the contest.

It goes without saying that the fight represents the biggest payday in both fighters’ respective careers.

To put that into sporting perspective, Grosvenor have provided some incredible comparisons with other sports.

According to their figures, Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer would have to win Wimbledon more than 57 TIMES to match McGregor’s payday.

Meanwhile, Masters champion Sergio Garcia would need to win at Augusta a mere 202 TIMES to match Floyd’s earnings on Saturday night.

And it’s even tougher if you’re a Tour de France racer. According to the number-crunchers at Grosvenor Sports those guys would have to win the gruelling cycle race more than 700 TIMES, cycling for 2,100 weeks, to reach Mayweather’s one-night payday. That’s the equivalent of 40 years of non-stop pedalling.

When it comes to money, individual sporting events really don’t get much bigger than this.

[Photo Credit: © Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports]

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