Last night, Floyd Mayweather announced he was willing to come out of retirement to fight UFC superstar, Conor McGregor.
“For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor,” Mayweather told the audience on his UK tour.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B-side, I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You are blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.
“Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s**t happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”
“Mayweather versus McGregor is pretty much a done deal. It is all agreed. They’re looking at late June or early July, in Vegas or maybe even Wembley Stadium.”
While a clash between the two superstars has been discussed for some time, it appears that a deal has been reached.
Last week a source close to Mayweather told BNTV, “Mayweather versus McGregor is pretty much a done deal. It is all agreed. They’re looking at [a fight date in] late June or early July, in Vegas or maybe even Wembley Stadium”.
Yesterday’s statement from Floyd certainly adds credence to what we were told last week, and an official announcement expected in the coming weeks.
McGregor’s chances of beating Mayweather have been overwhelmingly dismissed by the boxing world.
However, regardless of how competitive the fight may or may not be, such a contest is guaranteed to generate massive PPV sales across the globe and has the potential to become boxing’s highest grossing PPV event of all time.