Floyd Mayweather Rumors: Would Famed Boxer Really Face Conor McGregor In UFC?
- Author: Steve Townsend Apr 09, 2018,
Apr 09, 2018, 0:31
During Showtime's broadcast on Saturday night, Mayweather was asked about the incident.
"It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon", said Mayweather, who has never fought in the UFC before.
"I can do whatever I want, when I want to, and how I want to", he said.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has hit out at old foe Conor McGregor, saying that he "needs to carry himself like a gentleman". "But outside the ring, you have to carry yourself like a gentleman".
Mayweather, who has often used a retirement ruse as a way to sell tickets to his title fights, said people should know he is not serious when he says this will be his last time in the ring.
During the UFC 223 press day, McGregor, his good friend Lobov and members of their team rampaged the backstage area of Barclays Center and proceeded to attack one of the UFC buses containing fighters.
To move to UFC would be provocative to say the least for the boxing great. I heard, I got a curveball a minute ago, they told me the slimy little weasel [Showtime Sports Stephen Espinoza], they want him involved in it. McGregor is now facing multiple charges in NY and is due back for a hearing on June 14.
Should he eventually decide to enter the Octagon, whether it's against McGregor or someone else, Mayweather said he wants to fight at 145 pounds.
Mayweather was ringside at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where London's James DeGale regained the IBF super middleweight title with a points victory over Caleb Truax.
Obviously, McGregor seems the most likely opponent, but with his most recent run-in with the law, it isn't clear if he will return to the UFC - or if he will be welcomed back.