If there's one thing Floyd Mayweather loves more than making money, it's accumulating even more money. That may sound like a strange statement, but remember, this is "Money" Mayweather we're talking about here. So, on a night where Floyd was rumored to walk away from his fight on Saturday against Conor McGregor with at least $180 million, how does Mayweather manage to rack up even more cash? By betting on himself.
In an interview with ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, Mayweather admitted to trying to bet that the fight would end in under 9.5 rounds before getting turned away. "I think that we bet 100 on 9½," he said after the fight. "I gave my guy six figures to go bet. I have to make sure he bet because earlier today I went to the sports book to bet and they wouldn't let me bet." Mayweather eventually found a loophole, giving his friend some pocket change in the form of $400,000 to place a bid. However, his friend was only able to bet $87,000.
After the bout ended in the 10th via TKO, people started to wonder if the end result was purely coincidental or... was there a conspiracy in the works?
While it's a known fact that it takes Mayweather a few rounds to feel out his opponent, pick apart his tendencies and figure out how to exploit them, it does seem awfully suspicious that Floyd decided to turn on the heat when he did. But it also falls in line with who Money Mayweather is. There was a chance for Floyd to make even more money, and he jumped on the opportunity.
If anyone should complain, it's us for not following his lead.