Conor McGregor, a UFC lightweight champion who entered a boxing ring last August and got defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr., since then rematch talk has flared up and died down a few different times. Rumors started again last few weeks when Mayweather posted videos of himself entering MMA cages.
The speculation of great pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting in the Octagon under the UFC banner continues. Well, now it seems that a rematch is just a matter of time from being made official.
Obviously, such a fight would have likely ended within seconds, with Mayweather soundly beaten by the more experienced McGregor.
This past weekend, Mayweather’s father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., once again threw gasoline on the spark of the rematch.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. told Boxing Channel that he believes his son is genuinely interested in fighting in the UFC Octagon.(transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting)
“The way I see it, I have to believe that this is where it’s going. The way it looks, I think so.
“I don’t know what the legacy is because as of now, he has enough money and he’s got enough to live until his life runs out. I don’t even know how to say it because there ain’t no way to say it because everything is done right now.
I wouldn’t [advise him to fight in MMA]. As his trainer, no, as his father, no. I want him to have all the money he’s got. The money he’s got, he’s got enough money – look here, it’s crazy money, man. He’s his own man though, that’s one thing about him.”
To remind you, during the built up of their August boxing match, Floyd Mayweather stated this fight will serve his retirement bout, where his record was perfect. If Mayweather Jr. does choose to return to fight to MMA, his father says he will be right there with him.
“I’m gonna tell you the truth about it, I think he can win a few fights but I think it’s best to leave it alone. You can do your own thing but you’re in somebody else’s playground now and holes and stuff are in there. You just can’t do that.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe he can beat some fighters like the same as he did with the other guy but it ain’t worth it. Anytime you’ve done what he’s done, there ain’t no other way he can go right now but backwards. That’s the only way he can go right now.”