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Floyd Mayweather sent a chilling tweet to Conor McGregor about his 2018 fate

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Retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather stepped back into a boxing ring in August to fight Conor McGregor.

The American stopped the Irish MMA superstar in the 10th round to extend his professional boxing undefeated streak to 50 victories and 0 defeats (50–0).

McGregor has been living the high life since collecting £75million-plus from the Mayweather showdown - but there are plenty of reports suggesting a return to the Octagon is on the horizon.

The 29-year-old Irishman has recently spoken of his desire to fight Mayweather in UFC following his defeat in the boxing ring.

McGregor said: "He [Mayweather] did say an MMA fight So if he wants to, lets f****** do it.

"There's not a hope in hell… I'd like to see him come over to our side and have a knock. I earned their respect and put myself out there. Style over to my side and earn our respect now."

Mayweather suggested he could earn $1billion with a three or four fight deal in UFC.

"They just called me not too long ago and ask me to come back," said Mayweather in December.

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"I can come right back. If I wanted to I could come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can go do a three or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember I'm Floyd Money Mayweather."

McGregor tweeted Mayweather last week

The outspoken MMA legend took to social media last week to reignite his feud with the 40-year-old American.

Mayweather hits back

On Wednesday, Mayweather tweeted a chilling message to the Irishman, with a set of emojis that leave little to the imagination.

McGregor's head coach John Kavanagh said the MMA star is training hard and believes "2018 will be a big year for us."

"He's back in training almost every day now and I think 2018 will be a big year for us," Kavanagh told BBC Northern Ireland.

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McGregor hasn't fought in UFC since his historic UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez in 2016, a triumph which saw him become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.

"Conor’s still the champion. I have his belt at home," Kavanagh said. "He’s making the decision on what makes sense for the next move — but it’s early days yet."

The news article Mayweather alluded to in his tweet was actually reported all the way back in November - and plenty of fans picked up on it.

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