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Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor In The Ring?

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Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor In The Ring?

Yes, you read the title right, it looks as if both Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor actually want to face off against each other in the boxing ring, and have been talking a-bout it for months now. Not with each other, but, both have made claims that they would love to take a “jab” (pardon the bad pun) at the other.

Mayweather even went so far as to post up a mock-up poster on his Instagram on Monday, teasing a potential fight on pay-per-view (which we have for you right here).

Mock-up Fight Poster

Mayweather even went so far as to ask Freddie Roach, who trained Manny Pacquiao, to train McGregor, in case the fight was ever to come to fruition, which, both fighters are hoping will happen. Roach revealed that Mayweather visited him at his famed Wild Card Gym in LA.

In speaking with Inside MMA on AXS TV, he said:

“There are a lot of rumours out there that I’m getting calls from Conor, asking me to train him; they’re not true.

He has not called me yet but Mayweather did come by my gym last week and he asked me to take that job if it’s offered to me.

He told me the fight is going to happen and we’re going to make a lot of money.”

Roach is a choice candidate to train McGregor, if he were to choose to train outside of Ireland, and Roach has worked with some UFC alumni before, such as the likes of Andrei Arlovski, Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz, BJ Penn and Georges St-Pierre. He also has the knowledge of the kind of fight that Mayweather brings to the table, having trained both Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya.

The fight idea seemed to intensify after McGregor’s loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 200, but according to Diaz, all of the hype is just that, hype. Said Diaz last Wednesday, while speaking with “The MMA Hour”:

“I think the Mayweather thing is a publicity stunt. It’s great for both of them. Boxing followers will start following Conor, MMA followers are going to start following Floyd. They’re all benefiting, and no one is losing, so they’re going to keep the ball rolling.

But every day I hear about this Mayweather s—, it’s always about, ‘Am I going to take the fight?’ It seems like this is a pretty big deal, can I get compensated for it? … I’m like, ‘Hey, I call your bluff. Fight [Mayweather], I’ll be right here.'”

McGregor told ESPN, on the probability of a superfight:

“[Mayweather] needs me. I don’t need him. That’s the truth of it. Who else can he fight? He fights someone else in the boxing realm, and it’s like, all of a sudden the pay goes from $100 million to $15 million. He needs me. If he wants to talk, we’ll talk, but it’s me who’s in control here.” 

But Diaz, who has sparred with former world boxing champion Andre Ward, added that if it were he who got to box Mayweather, that “I guarantee I’d do better than McGregor would.”

Diaz had been in talks of working on a rematch with McGregor, having met with UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta a week and a half ago in Stockton, California, although, it seemed as if talks had cooled, after it was reported by TMZ that White had stormed out of the meeting. Diaz refuted the report, saying the report was “exaggerated”. Said Diaz:

“Nothing is done, but I don’t think any damage was done. We’re still on good terms. I’ve been texting with Dana. He’s real cool. I’m sure he wasn’t the happiest at the moment, and I was thinking, ‘Wow, I might have pissed him off.’ But I just said what I had to say. I told him at the end, ‘I don’t want to piss anyone off. I’m just trying to get mine, because it’s time to get mine. It’s been a long road. I need to get mine while I can. If not, I don’t think I ever will.’

He was like, ‘I understand, man. It’s not about pissing people off. It’s not about us being pissed. We’ve just got to figure it out.’ So we’ve been texting back and forth.”

And, while no date has officially been announced by either Mayweather, or McGregor, Diaz doesn’t care, and doesn’t care either on whether he gets McGregor again before Money does. Diaz (19-10) stated, much like McGregor (19-3) did of Mayweather, that it is McGregor who needed the rematch, after taking the loss in the first fight. Diaz said that he and McGregor are the UFC’s two biggest draws currently, so, it’s a fight that the fans really want to see:

“A lot of people know Conor McGregor is a big draw, but I know, whether they want to say it or not, I put up bigger numbers than anybody, too.”

Looks like fight fans have something to look forward, whichever happens first.

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