Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr recently told TMZ he would rematch UFC superstar Conor McGregor, as long as the money is right.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor first fought back in the summer of 2017 in a boxing spectacle that broke all sorts of financial records. Though Conor McGregor gave a good performance in relative terms, Mayweather still finished him via 10th-round TKO. Since then, there have constantly been rumors that a rematch could eventually take place, because of the sheer amount of money that can be made for everyone involved.
In an interview with TMZ, Mayweather was asked if he is open to a rematch against McGregor in another boxing fight. “Money” responded that he’s open to it as long as he gets paid the right money.
“Man, sh*t. If they pay I’m there to play,” Mayweather said. “And if they’re paying cash, Conor I’ll whoop your ass. Again.”
Conor McGregor recently made his comeback in the Octagon at UFC 246 and scored a huge 1st-round knockout win over Donald Cerrone. UFC president Dana White has said that he wants McGregor to rematch UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov next, but the fight between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson still has to happen at UFC 249 first.
With the potential of Conor McGregor being next in line for a UFC title shot, the possibility of a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr in a boxing ring cannot be written off completely. The amount of money that could be made by everyone involved is always a great motivator for making things happen. As of this moment in time, Mayweather is retired from professional competition and has enough money to never have to work another day in his life. Understandably, the potential to add an extra hundred million or more to his net worth for a McGregor rematch could be tempting enough for him to make him come out of retirement.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on February 24th, 2020.