Floyd Mayweather denies fight deal with the UFC, Conor McGregor responds

UFC President Dana White recently claimed the UFC was in talks with Floyd Mayweather with regards to a deal that could see the retired boxer step into the octagon for the first time.”We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” Dana White said in an interview with ESPN. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that s*** ends up happening.”

“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f***ing happened. Anything is possible.”

Floyd Mayweather however quickly denied the news telling Fight Hype that his words had been misconstrued and was merely stating how much money he could make if he did compete in MMA.

“Exactly what I said is this, If I could make over a billion dollars before I could do it again. If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars. Which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights. I could make a billion dollars If I choose to get in the Octagon and fight,” Mayweather said.

“We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather,” he continued. “And I don’t look forward to getting back in a boxing ring, that’s what I don’t look forward to. I’m just saying I could. I’m not doing it but I’m saying what I could do to make a billion dollars quick, if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying. I never said I was gonna fight in the UFC, I didn’t say that. I said if I wanted to and what I could and would do is different things. I’m not gonna do it though.”

Mayweathers boxing match against Conor McGregor back in August was the second biggest pay-per-view event of all time according to Showtime, with 4.3 million sold in North America alone. Conor McGregor has yet to fight again with his last fight in the UFC being back in 2016 when he became the first in history to hold two belts in two separate weight classes at the same time.

In hearing the latest news between the UFC and Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor took to twitter to voice his opinion.

Louise Green

Writer/Contributor, Co-Owner and Co-Creator of MMA Crazy

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