Rumours of a potential super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor refuse to go away even after the former ruled out a bout back in September.
"I tried to make the fight happen but we [weren't] able to, so we must move on." Mayweather told FightHype.com, per BBC Sport.
"I feel honoured to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing, and I don't even compete no more."
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However, it was also said for years that the mega fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao would never happen until it eventually did.
Fans of boxing and MMA are still keeping their fingers crossed that a lucrative fight will be arranged and Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., has fanned the flames by claiming his son could beat the UFC star comfortably.
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In fact, Mayweather Sr. believes even he could beat the 28-year-old Irishman if they were only allowed to use their hands.
Check out his interview with FightHype.com here...
"I would write him (McGregor) a penny, that's a joke right there. But me myself, what would I give him. If he knew what is good for his a**, he better go somewhere and sit down, because messing with this joy boy (Floyd Mayweather Jr), why call him joy boy, that's his real name,” Mayweather Sr. said in the video posted by TMZ.
“If they want me to fight him, I will fight him, I would knock his a** out. I am going to tell you this right here, I'm going to tell you this right here, if we fight, if we fight with no feet and stuff like that that's a whole different story, that goes for Floyd too, he ain't going to let him fight with no feet I'm damn sure, so I am going to tell you this right here, I will put him too sleep.
"Floyd would whoop his a** anyways but I am talking about the way I would whoop him and I would put him on his a** for real, believe me."
McGregor recently called out Mayweather
Mayweather’s father’s comments come just days after McGregor called out the retired boxing superstar.
"As far as real fighting - true, pure unarmed combat - Floyd don't want none of this," McGregor was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"I want the $100 million cash to fight him in boxing rules because he's afraid of a real fight."
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