Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ready to make peace – not war – with former rival Conor McGregor. Money Mayweather has weighed-in on the UFC superstar’s upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Floyd Mayweather Jr. offered a word of warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
TMZ caught up with Floyd Mayweather on Tuesday leaving Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and asked him about the first year anniversary of his mega fight with Conor McGregor.
“A year on the 28th, Mayweather verse Mcgregor hell of a fight. Hell of a showdown. I take my hat off to Conor Mcgregor. He’s a hell of a fighter. He a tough competitor,” Floyd said.
Mayweather refused to give a prediction in his interview with TMZ Sports, but he said Khabib will have his hands full:
“I don’t really have a prediction because I’ve never seen the guy fight that’s facing Conor McGregor—from what I know he’s a hell of a guy that’s on the ground—hell of a grappler—and he can wrestle.
“But, the fans want to see you stand up and fight. That’s what the fans like to see. But, Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor, like I said before Conor McGregor’s not gonna back down from anyone, he’s not scared, he’s a warrior.”
Conor McGregor will square of against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.