The possibility of Mayweather crossing over to MMA has been a hot topic of late. Mayweather has given plenty of reason why a move to the octagon could happen. Moreover, there has been a ceaseless buzz surrounding an MMA rematch between current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Mayweather.
Mayweather was first to suggest this rematch was a no-go, reminding MMA reporter Mike Bohn that he’s already fought (and beaten) McGregor.
Just saw @FloydMayweather as I was walking backstage and asked him if he's serious about a rematch with @TheNotoriousMMA in MMA: "I already fought Conor, and we're at a basketball game, not an MMA match."
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) February 18, 2018
Conor McGregor, who suffered a TKO loss to Mayweather in their August boxing match, posted on social media that Mayweather had supposedly backed out of the current fight negotiations, claiming he never sought a rematch in the first place and wishing him a mockingly great retirement:
“I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement.
“My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games.
I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes.
“Have a great retirement Junior.
Now come here and give your old man a hug for old times sake. I’m proud of you son.
McGregor has returned to regular training and looks set to make his UFC comeback this year. As for what is next for McGregor? All signs point to the winner of the Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York.
Well for Floyd Mayweather, to try back in MMA, there is always a chance toward CM Punk, even his uncle Jeff Mayweather even mentioned the possibility of a bout with former pro wrestling star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks.
Do you think this will really be the full-stop on the rematch talk between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather?