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Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum doesn’t really care to see Floyd Mayweather fight Conor McGregor but according to him, if it never happens, the only people to blame will be the UFC. That’s because according to Arum, the reason negotiations have been moving so slow are because they want to take 50% of whatever Conor would get from the fight and obviously that’s not something that would sit well with the fighter.

Arum told FightHubTV that in his opinion it won’t be much of a fight to begin with since Conor isn’t a boxer but as an unbiased person in the situation, he puts all the blame on Dana White and co. if it doesn’t happen.

“I think the only impediment there is the UFC, because UFC doesn’t treat fighters the same way that boxing promoters do,” Arum said, according to Tim Burke of Bloody Elbow. “In other words, UFC fighters get so much less than boxers do. They proposed a deal to Conor that on his share of the purse, they take 50 percent. Now, give me a break.

“If the fight doesn’t happen … not that I think it’s going to be a great fight, because I think Conor fighting Mayweather is not really a fight, if it’s boxing. Conor (is a) great MMA fighter, but hasn’t shown anything in boxing. And Mayweather’s one of the great fighters. But if that fight doesn’t happen, the blame will only be on the UFC.”

Now, Arum isn’t exactly the most trustworthy person in the boxing game so take his words with a grain of salt but he really doesn’t have anything to gain by making these comments.

Conor stands to make alot of money of this ever happens and to have to give 50% of that to UFC just because is pretty hard to take so I wouldn’t expect negotiations to make any real progress any time soon.

Written by @IamJoeSports

H/t The Score