Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor again sparks up tension over steaming ad-lib jabs at each other in interviews and over social media.
McGregor, Ireland’s first UFC belt holder, is currently pursuing a boxing match with the American, who is currently enjoying retirement. Over the last few months, Mayweather, who last fought in September 2015, has fired several shots at McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather has advised Conor McGregor to fight him and make tens of millions in a boxing match before the Irishman loses in the UFC and fades as one of the hottest properties in combat sports.
McGregor has become a lightning rod in the UFC and has consistently called out Mayweather for a boxing match over the last eight months.
“The difference between me and him is this: He has to fight. If I was him and I was smart, before I lose again in the UFC I’d let Floyd Mayweather kick my a** for a lot of money. It makes business sense,”
Mayweather spoke to ESPN’s Ben Dirs in London about the potential mega-fight with the Irish UFC star, claiming he’s just waiting on McGregor to put pen to paper to make the fight happen. “If Conor McGregor really wants this fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everybody’s ass,”
Scalating tension on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Mayweather told Dirs. “Sign the paper. Sign the paper.
You said you were boss, so just sign the paper and let’s make it happen.” While Mayweather makes it sound simple, the logistics behind the potential fight are much more complex. There are issues with the purse for both fighters, as well as the need for UFC president Dana White to sign off, although he seems willing to make the fight happen.
The unbeaten boxing champion and the UFC lightweight champion, Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor have been trading verbal jabs for over a year, so maybe this finally will get the two fighters to agree on the bout.
Conor McGregor is the second biggest name in the UFC,” Mayweather told Ferdinand during an interview on BT Sport. “I’m the biggest name in the UFC.
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor issues to make the fight a reality also involve the agreed upon wages for both Mayweather and McGregor, including guaranteed purses as well as a split of pay-per-view profits from the bout, which is expected to rake in some of the gaudiest numbers in the history of combat sports.