UFC president Dana White said it only makes sense if the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor rematch took place under MMA rules.
Both stars squared off in a highly anticipated boxing match in Las Vegas last August, with Mayweather stopping the Mcgregor by TKO in the 10th round.
Since the fight, Mayweather has dropped several hints recently that he could be ready to make his MMA debut, raising some questions if he would indeed make a move.
It all started when Mayweather suggested he’d been in talks with the UFC.
“I can come right back,” Mayweather said during an Instagram live video. “If I want to, I can come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, and you motherf*ckers love me, and I love you motherf*ckers.”
Reports were speculating that talks are underway regarding a rematch between the two superstars in the octagon.
Even UFC president Dana White has added some fuel to the fire by stating that Mayweather needs to reciprocate and come down to fight in Octagon.
“Obviously, the only way making that fight again makes any sense is if he comes over to the Octagon,” White said of Mayweather on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight (transcript via MMA Fighting). “We went over and boxed him, the UFC and Conor McGregor. And now it’s time for him to reciprocate and come fight in the Octagon.”
On @UFCTonight, @DanaWhite gives an update on the rumors regarding @FloydMayweather coming to the UFC. https://t.co/VgHZjvONGc
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Meanwhile, Conor McGregor hasn’t stepped back into the UFC Octagon or a boxing ring to compete since the megafight. It’s currently unknown when Conor Mcgregor will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon.
McGregor revealed recently, he’s still discussing his comeback fight with the UFC, telling Adam Glyn: “We’ll see, I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent. “We have many options.
How many of are you excited to see Mayweather Vs. Mcgregor rematch?