Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather fought Irish superstar and former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor back in 2017.
It has been almost three years since the fight took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It was one of the highest-selling PPV in the history of sports generating over half a billion dollars in revenue.
The fight also held the record for the second-highest gate of all time at $55,414,865.79.
In that fight, Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor via technical knockout in the tenth round. It was a fairly easy assignment for then 40-year old, Floyd Mayweather.
Seeing the amount of revenue the fight generated, it’s fairly easy to assume that both parties would want a rematch. While there were talks about Floyd fight McGregor in a boxing match and then in an MMA fight.
In a recent interview with Forbes, Floyd Mayweather stated that he has no plans of competing inside an octagon.
“No [I won’t compete in MMA],” Mayweather told Forbes. “I think just like how winning teams receive home-field advantage in the playoffs…you don’t fix what isn’t broken, and my record isn’t broken.”
“For now, I’m happily retired. You never know, but it would have to be worth it,” Mayweather said. “Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”
Mayweather then cleared the air around McGregor rematch and stated that he would happily whip the Irishmen if the cash was right.
“Man, sh*t. If they pay I’m there to play,” Mayweather told TMZ in February. “And if they’re paying cash, Conor I’ll whip your ass. 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.
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“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)
Do you guys think we will see a rematch?