Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather took to social media last night after UFC 246 to tease fights against both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020.
Mayweather always tries to insert himself into the news even when he’s not the one competing. On Saturday, McGregor returned to the Octagon after a 14-month layoff to knock out Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. Following the event, Mayweather teased a fight against McGregor and one against Nurmagomedov.
Mayweather wrote no caption for either post, instead just including an image of himself with the two big UFC stars beside him.
Mayweather, of course, fought McGregor inside the boxing ring in August 2017 in one of the biggest combat sports events of all time. Though McGregor started off that bout strong, he faded badly as the match went on and Mayweather eventually put McGregor away in the later rounds with punches for a TKO win. Despite the lopsided nature of that contest, there have always been hints of a potential rematch due to the financial implications of one.
As for Nurmagomedov, Mayweather has not fought the UFC lightweight champion yet, but he has teased a boxing match with him for some time now, especially after Nurmagomedov beat McGregor. While McGregor is known for his punching prowess, Nurmagomedov is primarily a grappler, so a boxing match between these two doesn’t seem to make much sense, though that hasn’t stopped McGregor from teasing it in the past.
With Mayweather talking to UFC president Dana White about a possible comeback in 2020, this likely won’t be the last time we hear him tease fights against McGregor or Nurmagomedov. Whether that’s inside the ring or in the Octagon, we will likely hear more about a Mayweather return until it finally happens.
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