Conor McGregor is scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, but he has his eyes on Floyd Mayweather.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fought back in 2017 and delivered one of the biggest fights in the history of combat sports. The Irishmen pulled Floyd Mayweather out of retirement for the mega-fight.
The pair fought each other in August of 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was heavily promoted with press conferences taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and London.
McGregor was the reigning lightweight champion at that time and was coming off of a spectacular knockout win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 and Mayweather himself was retired for nearly 2 years.
Mayweather knocked out McGregor in the tenth round. His previous fight was against Andre Berto, who he defeated via unanimous decision.
The fight did tremendous business as it sold around 4.3 Million PPV buys and generated over $55 Million at the gate. Now it looks like the Irishmen wants a crack at the former five-division world champion once again.
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor rematch?
In an interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN, the Irishmen said that he would like to fight Mayweather again.
Mystic Mac predicts he will wear boxing gold 🔮 (via @ArielHelwani) pic.twitter.com/kbsZSMAMyn
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) January 13, 2020
“I’d like to rematch Floyd. I think we should rematch Floyd. I mean, he’s flirting with it, and they want all this. And he can go and pick someone else. It’s not gonna be the same. It’s not. I’ve done phenomenal in that bout.
“I know I’d beat Floyd, I’d beat Floyd if we rematch when we rematch. He’s not gonna do a mixed martial arts bout like he said. It was supposed to be me boxing, and then we’ll do a mixed martial arts bout. That was what was said. And it came out of his mouth as well, and it was not written, but it was a verbal agreement. And obviously, that’s not gonna happen. I’m not going to push him on that, either. But I would like to box him. I think that would be a good rematch.
“You never know,” McGregor concluded. (H/T – Complex)
CEO of Mayweather promotion replies
It didn’t take long for the Mayweather camp to reply. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions replied stating that if he is really sure about fighting the retired boxing legend, the fight can become a reality.
👀 Ayo @TheNotoriousMMA are you really sure about that champ, you know we can make that happen, asking for a friend? https://t.co/IvUQK3J7M8
— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) January 13, 2020
UFC 246 Fight Card:
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo
Are you guys interested in the Mayweather vs McGregor rematch?