Mayweather Reignites McGregor Speculation

February 15, 2017

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather has repeated his challenge to Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor.

Mayweather – who retired in 2015 after equalling Rocky Marciano’s record of 49 unbeaten career fights – took to social networking site Twitter to challenge McGregor.

The American posted, “Listen Conor McGregor, if you really want to get this fight done… take care of your business with the UFC and have your people get in touch with my people”. McGregor’s Ultimate Fighting Championship contract means the league would have to agree to any crossover bout with Mayweather.

UFC President Dana White has stated he would pay both Mayweather and McGregor $25m to make the bout happen, but has told the Los Angeles Times that the fight is not close to being confirmed.

McGregor, who was recently awarded a professional boxing licence in the state of California, has never fought a professional boxing match.