Conor McGregor says that, for a plumber, being paid £100 million for an evening’s work represents good value for money.
“There’s a callout fee, based on time and miles travelled. As I live in Dublin and the fight’s in Las Vegas, there’s much of the cost right there.”
“Then there’s materials, sundries and admin fees, plus it’s a bank holiday weekend.” he continued “It all adds up, in fact, I’m probably losing money. Tell you what though, if you can let me have it in cash I might be able to err … forget the VAT.”
Even with ringside seats changing hands for up to a $5000, McGregor has reserved the right to ask the audience to pay more half way through the fight, so he can send someone out and get some more materials.
McGregor says £100m is also just an estimate, not a fixed quote. “If something unexpected turns up, say an angry 40 year old black man who dislikes racists, the promoters may have to stump up for hospital bills.”