They say never meet your heroes, as they will never live up to your expectations. This couldn’t be more accurate in the case of YouTuber Adin Ross, who recently had the opportunity to meet a boxing legend in the form of Floyd Mayweather. Unfortunately, the meeting was less than satisfying for the YouTuber, who was seen visibly shaken after the encounter. Ross rose to fame in early 2021 with his Twitch platform, where he primarily streamed games like NBA 2K.
His hyperactive nature and rage-filled reactions allowed him to stand out as he grew in prominence within the Twitch community. Soon, Ross was associated with popular online NBA groups like Always Excelling (AE), which further established him as a leading streamer. Subsequently, through this group, he forged a relationship with Bronny, the eldest son of LeBron James and he became a familiar face among celebrities.
floyd mayweather just egoed THE FUCK out of adin ross 😂😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/0O4yrOH4rA
— FearBuck (@FearedBuck) August 25, 2023
For the past couple of weeks, Ross and his influencer friends had been training at the BOXR gym in Miami. After one of his sessions, he approached Floyd Mayweather with his streaming crew. Mayweather, after spotting the cameras, advised Ross and his crew to stop filming. Incidentally, he asked Ross for a cheque if the latter wanted to feature ‘Money’ on his stream.
Mayweather was heard saying, “You can’t film me for free, where is my check?” in response to being filmed. Ross claimed, “I am broke, I want to get money like you.” This was towards the end of the interaction, as ‘Money’ denied Ross the opportunity to film him. Eventually, a dejected Ross was seen leaving the scene of the embarrassing sight, all the while cursing his ill luck.
Floyd Mayweather charges $10,000 for interviews
The incident with Ross is not an isolated one. Mayweather in the past has demanded in excess of $10,000 for interviews. YouTube sensation True Geordie once revealed that ‘Money’, who is a pioneer in the sporting fraternity charges a hefty fee for being on camera. Geordie, in an attempt to book Mayweather for a special episode of his podcast, found out that Mayweather truly lives up to his monicker.
Mayweather is not the only one to charge for interviews, other stars in the combat sports world are also known to charge a similar amount for the same. WWE legend Ric Flair, and UFC star Paddy Pimblett have both been known to follow in the footsteps of Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Would you do the same if you were in their shoes?