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How the two camps split the cash is one of the bigger non-fight questions surrounding the spectacle. Mayweather is the boxing legend, but McGregor is the dominant mouthpiece who in large part helped this fight become reality.
The good news for both fighters is the pot continues to matter less and less given the buy rates of pay-per-views. It takes one look at either fighter's social media accounts on the path to this fight to see how else the two have monetized what should be the highest-grossing fight of all time.
Viewers can rather easily get in on the action, too. As one can see from the odds above, Mayweather is the projected winner by a somewhat significant margin.
One would have a hard time finding someone who seriously backs McGregor in a fight like this, either. That isn't to suggest the almost universal underdog isn't confident going into the fight: Conor McGregor TheNotoriousMMA A beautiful skull and a beautiful belt to add to my collection of skulls and belts.
Mayweather sits with a record, and though he might have waited long enough to take a slight credibility hit, he has even triumphed against other legends such as Pacquiao.
Though McGregor is talented in his arena and there is an air of mystique around his ability, the UFC juggernaut doesn't have rounds of meaningful, strict boxing under his belt. Should I pick the championship-winning ring scientist who is and at least has an argument when "greatest of all time" is discussed, or the champion mixed martial artist who has never boxed as an amateur or professional and has only been training for months—not years—for this fight?
The year-old's done a good job of mostly acting like the humble veteran walking into a big test, too. But slight possible downgrade in speed or not, the knowledge and skill accrued over a fight undefeated career doesn't simply go away.
There is always the potential for an upset in a sporting event. Let the projections tell it, though, and this one logically goes to Mayweather.