Pound-for-pound boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. is willing to end his retirement in order to square off with current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
“Money” spoke to ESNEWS this past weekend where he stated that a boxing match with “Mystic Mac” is the only fight that he will come out of retirement for and added that the potential fight with the Irish superstar would be nothing short of “record breaking”. His words (as transcribed by MMAFighting.com):
“If I do fight, it’s only against Conor McGregor. That’s gonna be my only fight and not against nobody else because this matchup is just so intriguing. You have a fighter against an MMA fighter, one of the best MMA fighters to do combat and stand up and do it. He’s a strong fighter and when I look at him fight he’s a little faster than I thought he was so if the fight happens I can’t overlook the guy. I’m pretty sure – if we make the fight happen – I’m pretty sure he’s gonna push me to the limit.”
“I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a master plan to make that fight happen. It hasn’t happened yet, but we locked down some dates. Me and my team, me and Al Haymon, me and Leonard Ellerbe we locked down some dates in different countries, in different cities in the United States. And you already know what my number is, 100 million [dollars]. That’s just the guarantee. We don’t talk about my number on the back end.”
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