UFC News: Conor McGregor brings an end to rumors of a rematch against Floyd Mayweather
What’s the story?
After months of social media back-and-forth between two of the biggest rivals in modern Combat Sports history, it looks like legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is finally out of fight negotiations to a possible rematch against one of his biggest adversaries “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
In case you didn’t know…
Back in August of 2017, former UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor finally stepped foot into a Boxing ring for the very first time in his career as “The Notorious One” squared off in a boxing bout against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather, who earned his 50th career victory, after gaining a 10th round win over McGregor via Technical Knockout, seemingly retired from the sport of Boxing following his win over the UFC superstar.
The heart of the matter
Over the past few weeks, Boxing veteran Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been teasing a potential jump to the UFC Octagon and has been ridiculing about a possible rematch against Conor McGregor, this time inside the MMA cage.
However, this past weekend, while attending the latest NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Los Angeles, California, Mayweather apparently told journalist Mike Bohn that he is definitely not considering making a jump to the world of Mixed Martial Arts as the 50-0 five-weight former world boxing champion has now seemingly distanced himself from an MMA fight with McGregor.
McGregor, on the other hand, did not waste much time in responding to the news, as he took it to his official Instagram account this past Saturday and evidently told Mayweather to enjoy his retirement. Additionally, the UFC Lightweight Champion also wrote that he will now carry on with his own negotiations, teasing towards his possible return to the MMA cage.
It looks like this current on-going saga between McGregor and Mayweather has been finally put to rest, well at least for the time being and judging by McGregor’s recent comments, looks like die-hard MMA fans will finally witness the Octagon return of “The Notorious One”.
I personally think that McGregor should now turn his focus towards guys like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, and his biggest Octagon rival Nate Diaz. Meanwhile, as a fan of McGregor, I would really love to witness him taking on Floyd Mayweather in an MMA match.