Floyd Mayweather, who is expected to take home upwards of $300 million from his Aug. 26 victory over UFC champion Conor McGregor in their record-challenging pay-per-view bout, has been busy of late doing two typical things — spending money and flaunting it on social media.
Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs), who spends most of his free time in his Las Vegas home long dubbed the “big boy mansion,” recently made headlines by purchasing a 15,096-square-foot Beverly Hills estate in California for a $26 million.
From the looks of it, despite a trash-talk fueled promotion that culminated in Mayweather’s victory by 10-round TKO, the former pound-for-pound king has no hard feelings for his brash opponent McGregor (21-3 in MMA).
Mayweather, 40, posted a picture Tuesday of himself standing in a doorway between two pieces of “exclusive timeless artwork” in his new home. The floor-to-ceiling paintings featured separate portraits of himself and McGregor from their weigh-in.
What’s strange is that the artwork looks like it was supposed to be a single piece as Mayweather’s left arm is extended into the McGregor frame.
The two fighters, who smiled and embraced after their big-money bout, don’t have much reason to be upset at each other at this point considering the fight is expected to challenge Mayweather’s 2015 victory over Manny Pacquiao for the combat sports record of 4.6 million PPV buys. Showtime, which broadcast the fight, has yet to release the final total.
Mayweather returned from a two-year retirement to take the fight and immediately walked away for what he said is the last time following the victory. McGregor, 29, who made his boxing debut, is expected to make as much as $100 million for the fight.
McGregor hasn’t yet announced whether he will return to the Octagon in 2017 and has been busy himself posting many photos to social media vacationing with his girlfriend and infant son.