Two different gigantic combat sports will collide shall the supposed clash between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. come into reality.
For weeks now, the buzz of the two iconic fighters at their specific league getting together and square off has been going around. Both Conor and Floyd have given their piece in the matter seemingly open at the idea.
“If I do fight, it’s only against Conor McGregor … not against nobody else, “Because this match-up is so intriguing,” Floyd told ESNEWS over the weekend (via RTE).
The undefeated boxer has already retired from the sport and has ventured to other business but over the course of the years, he has decided to come out and do fights if it is interesting enough for him.
“You have (a boxer) against an MMA fighter – one of the best MMA fighters to ever. Stand up and do it. He’s a strong fighter, and when I look at his fights, he’s a little faster than I thought he was.”
But while the usual Floyd has some spicy words against guys that he is touted to face, “The Money” looks like he has a soft spot for the Irish man outlining the qualities that made him one of the top guys in UFC right now.
“When he kick ass, he kick ass in a stand-up position,” he said. “I think in his last fight, the guy (Nate Diaz) was too heavy. But, he’s going to be OK,” Mayweather pondered.
He continued to explain selling the notion of him fighting Mcgregor saying, “We haven’t made the fight happen yet, but if we could tweak a few things, I’m sure we could get him, not a good pay-day, but a great pay-day.”
However, different from Floyd who sings to his own tune, Conor has been a little bit of a tiff with the UFC as he was recently pulled out of his rematch with Diaz scheduled this July. The scandal roots from “Mystic Mac’s” inability to attend a press junket in Las Vegas as he said that he was already training. Since then turmoil of events followed with Conor retiring, un-retiring and started calling people and throwing shade via Twitter. As of last week, UFC head honcho Dana White revealed that they are already working to bury the hatchet as a dinner meeting with the former champ slated to happen this week.