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Floyd Mayweather Attempted To Place A Massive Bet On Himself Hours Before The McGregor Fight

Floyd Mayweather Attempted To Place A Massive Bet On Himself Hours Before The McGregor Fight
By Daniel Kelly

He's known as 'Money' Mayweather for a reason.

Floyd Mayweather attempted to place a $400,000 bet on himself to defeat Conor McGregor, in the hours before Saturday's fight.

According to ESPN, the 40-year-old arrived at a Las Vegas casino on Saturday afternoon,but was not allowed place the six-figure sum on himself.

The 50-0 fighter reportedly attempted to bet on winning the fight inside 9.5 rounds. The stoppage came 1:05 into the tenth round, meaning he would have won with 25 seconds to spare.

Speaking to ESPN after the fight, he revealed that after giving the money to a friend, the bet was still not allowed go through.

They didn't let me bet 400,000.

Earlier today, I went to go and bet 400,000 and they didn't let me bet at a casino that I went to, because I was the promoter.

They thought the fight was going to be set up. I'm not going to set up a fight for 400,000 when I'm making over 300 million.

I gave my friend 400,000 to go and bet. They would only let him bet 87,000.

Mayweather is known for his love of big-money bets on other sporting events, including college football and basketball games.

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There are no laws in Nevada to forbid fighters or promoters from betting on fights they are taking part in.

With a nine-figure sum to add to his wallet from defeating McGregor, they little bit more he earned from the five-figure bet could be a drop in the ocean in Maywather's earnings.

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