Mayweather lives up to ‘Money’ nickname by flaunting cheque in Instagram video after his $350m win




He proudly goes by the nickname ‘Money’ and so it was little wonder that Floyd Mayweather flaunted a cheque in the immediate aftermath of his win over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

The American stands to earn at least $100million (£77.6m) from the super-fight – though that could rise to as high as $350m (£271m) – and he shamelessly showed off at least some of that in a video clip posted on his Instagram account.

The behind-the-scenes video also showed the WBC Money Belt Mayweather walks away with following the 10th round stoppage of Irish UFC fighter McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena.

Floyd shows off the cheque and the belt after huge fight pay day

Floyd Mayweather shows off a cheque after emerging victorious in his $100m super-fight with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather shows off a cheque after emerging victorious in his $100m super-fight with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas

Mayweather smiles for the camera after posing with the cheque in an Instagram video

Mayweather smiles for the camera after posing with the cheque in an Instagram video

The American, who retires with an unblemished 50-0 record, smiles for the camera

The American, who retires with an unblemished 50-0 record, smiles for the camera

Mayweather is followed as he smiles and jokes with the camera in the clip, before holding up the cheque, which will only boost his already astonishing fortune.

Although Mayweather is guaranteed $100m, this is expected to swell to something approaching $200m (£155.2m) by the time ticket sales, pay-per-view income and other royalties are factored in.

Mayweather even suggested that sum could be even higher, saying post-fight: ‘If I see an opportunity to make $300m or $350m in 36 minutes, why not?’

McGregor is assured of $30m (£23.3m) – still 10 times his highest purse in UFC – but that is expected to rise to $75m (£58.2m) once the extras are added.

The video clip also showed off the WBC Money Belt won by Mayweather on Saturday night

The video clip also showed off the WBC Money Belt won by Mayweather on Saturday night

Mayweather looked elated after the 10th round victory having been made to work hard

Mayweather embraces a member of his 'Money Team' entourage following the fight

Mayweather embraces a member of his ‘Money Team’ entourage following the fight

Mayweather jumps on the ropes to celebrate his victory after stopping McGregor in the 10th

Mayweather jumps on the ropes to celebrate his victory after stopping McGregor in the 10th

The undefeated boxer roars with delight after living up to expectations during the fight

The undefeated boxer roars with delight after living up to expectations during the fight

Mayweather celebrates with his belt after the 10th round stoppageMcGregor cuts a tired figure during a break in his corner

A victorious Mayweather poses with the Money Belt (left) as McGregor cuts a tired figure

The referee steps in to stop the fight as Mayweather gets on top in the 10th round

The referee steps in to stop the fight as Mayweather gets on top in the 10th round

The Irish fighter rocked Mayweather in the early round as he adopted an aggressive approach, but eventually tired and allowed the boxing champion to take charge of the contest.

With McGregor pinned to the ropes in the 10th round, and Mayweather raining in punches, the referee stopped the contest.

This victory means Mayweather will now retire with an unblemished 50-0 professional record.