UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping recently shed a bit of light on the ever-confusing reports regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing superfight following a statement from UFC President Dana White that revealed a fight between Mayweather and McGregor is far from being finalized.
That followed a statement from Floyd Mayweather in which, he stated that if McGregor truly wants to fight, he should sign the papers:
“If Conor McGregor really wants this fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. Sign the paper. Sign the paper. You said you were boss, just sign the paper and let’s make it happen.”
Mayweather then continued in an interview with FightHub, saying:
“I think that, a lot of times with competitors and athletes and fighters, we can ask for certain things that we really don’t want. I want to fight, I want to fight. There’s a lot of barking but there’s no biting. When you talk about biting, sign the contract. Don’t talk the s**t. If you really want to fight, sign the contract and we can make it happen.
“So just letting the world know that he’s full of s**t and he don’t really want to fight. ‘Oh, I want to fight, I want to fight, I want to fight. Mayweather’s scared of me.’ Listen, I’m my own boss, so let’s make the fight happen. You talking all that s**t, you acting like you want to fight, I don’t think you really want to fight. Sign the contract, let’s make it happen.”
Now, during his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast, Michael Bisping revealed that Mayweather was allegedly ‘scammed’ out of quite a bit of money, and now wants the Conor McGregor fight even more:
“My bet is that the fight will happen. Will it happen in June? I don’t know, that might be a bit too soon. But from what I understand, I was talking to someone in Las Vegas and I heard that Floyd recently got scammed out of a lot of money. The number was very, very big. I don’t think Floyd needs the money, but he wants to replace this money that he got swindled out of.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/15/2017.