- Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied that there’s a deal for him to fight Conor McGregor
- He emphasized that he is happily retired
- He said if McGregor really wants the fight between them to happen, he should first take care of his business with the UFC
Retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied that there’s a deal for him to fight UFC superstar Conor “The Notorious” McGregor.
On his Instagram account, Mayweather shot down the rumors.
His post read “There seems to be several rumors floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn’t been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters. I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world to know.”
However, the former pound-for-pound king said that if McGregor really wants the fight between them to happen, he should first take care of his business with the UFC.
“Listen, Conor McGregor, if you really want to get this fight done… take care of your business with the UFC and then have your people get in touch with my people,” he said in another post.
Mayweather previously said that he’ll come out of retirement if his opponent is the mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar.
In a previous interview, Mayweather described McGregor as ‘one of the best MMA fighters to ever stand up and do it.’
“He’s a strong fighter and when I look at his fights, he’s a little faster than I thought he was,” he added.
As for McGregor, he said that he’s open to a fight with Mayweather in one condition – the money should be evenly split between them.