Floyd “Money” Mayweather had announced that fight negotiations for a rematch with UFC Star Conor McGregor is in its final stages according Daily Mail.
Mayweather and Conor McGregor both met back in 2017 and the future boxing Hall of Famer defeated the Irish MMA star with a 10th round TKO. “Money” claims to be in the conclusion phase of the negotiation with “Notorious” however the details are still uncertain.
Mayweather is yet to know if the fight is going to be an exhibition fight or a professional but would prefer the former as he doesn’t intend to take a serious punishment.
“I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment,” he told the tabloid. “So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys., I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”
Mayweather retired from Professional Boxing back in 2017 after his fight with Conor McGregor, announcing his retirement after winning a 10th round TKO over the MMA Star. He has since been involved in exhibitions with MMA fighters and fighters with very little boxing knowledge.
Since the loss to Floyd Mayweather, McGregor has been looking for a rematch with the undefeated Boing Legend and both still take time to send Jibes at one another. McGregor will see this as an opportunity to avenge his loss and another opportunity for a huge payday.
Mayweather Jr took home a sum of $280 million dollars after the fight with McGregor, who himself bagged $130 million. Rounded his wins to 50-0 and then walked away into retirement 5 year ago.
McGregor since then has lost three MMA fights and most recently took a break after breaking his leg during his third fight with Dustin Poirier. He still plans on boxing and this will be the best opportunity to make that a reality.
Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there.
Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s just being written, it is just the beginning. But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future.’