Floyd Mayweather thanks Dustin Poirier after winning $85k from victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 264

Floyd Mayweather sent Dustin Poirier a thank you on social media after collecting a cool $85,000 for betting against Conor McGregor at UFC 264.

McGregor suffered a broken leg as he lost to his bitter lightweight rival via doctor’s stoppage in round one in Las Vegas.

McGregor’s defeat earned his old rival Mayweather a small fortune
McGregor’s ankle was left a mess and he will now undergo surgery

It was a dramatic conclusion to the bout which followed their January rematch, with Poirier calling his opponent a ‘dirtbag’ after the fight as they traded cross words.

While Poirier himself will have been handsomely rewarded financially for his efforts, it seems ‘Money’ Mayweather did not want to miss out on the action.

Mayweather – who beat McGregor in a boxing match in 2017 – placed a $50,000 (£35,960) bet on ‘The Diamond’ to triumph over his rival in the trilogy.

It returned the undefeated boxing legend a cool $85k (£61,140) for his troubles as he celebrated a strange night in Las Vegas.

With McGregor set to go into surgery on Sunday morning, the rivalry between himself and Poirier remains very much alive and a fourth fight seems inevitable – provided the surgery is a success.