Mayweather tried to place suspicious bet hours before fight
Floyd Mayweather was so confident he would beat Conor McGregor in the 10th round, he wanted to bet $400,000 on it — and not just if he was going to win, but when.
The boxer had hoped to put a massive sum on beating the Irish UFC star in under 9.5 rounds, which he did, but was barred from putting down the money, according to ESPN.
“Money” made an absolute fortune for beating the Irishman, raking in at least $100 million — not including bets or side promotions.
But it could have been even better for Mayweather, as he tried to place a bet Saturday afternoon not just on beating McGregor, but pinpointing when — in under 9.5 rounds, which he did by a matter of seconds. According to the report, the sports book was concerned about the legality of betting on anything beyond the decision.
Mayweather was told the bet would not be allowed, and a source called him “pissed” at the rejection.
After the bout, Mayweather claimed he bet on himself anyway — which the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Nevada Gaming Control do not prohibit.
“I think that we bet 100 on 9.5,” he said. “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.”