Now that Conor McGregor is counting the millions he earned from his superfight against Floyd Mayweather, MMA fighters are lining up to challenge him.
According to Nate Diaz’s coach Richard Perez, Diaz wants to earn “at least $20 million, $30 million” if he’s going to clash with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor for a third time.
“At least $20 million, $30 million. Come on. UFC’s making a whole lot of money” Perez said on the Submission Radio podcast (h/t TMZ Sports).
“They’re giving more to McGregor, so it’s not fair because it takes two in that ring to draw a crowd.”
McGregor told BBC News that another Diaz/McGregor fight will have to be at 155 pounds.
“I’m the 155-pound champion, I faced him at 170, he beat me, then I rematched him at 170, I beat him” McGregor said (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“Now I’m the 155-pound world champion. If he wants that fight, he must come down. That’s a fair trade. I didn’t ask for the rematch at a lower weight, I asked for the rematch at the exact same weight.
I thought that was a fair play move on my half and then I came in and I won. So now I won that, then I won the 155-pound title after that. If he wants to fight, he’s got to make that 155-pound limit.”