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Mayweather has been retired since he defeated Andre Berto in September 2015.

Floyd Mayweather offered Conor McGregor ridiculous fee to meet in boxing match

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Floyd Mayweather has sensationally claimed he offered Conor McGregor £12 million for a boxing bout.

Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after defeating Andre Berto, ended his career with an unbeaten 49-0 record.

Since Mayweather's retirement, McGregor has risen even further into superstardom, becoming the first ever double UFC champion.

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Their rivalry has been well-documented, with the pair regularly exchanging insults at each other, with McGregor wanting a fight with the unbeaten boxer.

Mayweather has confirmed that there is an offer on the table, telling ESPN's First Take: "Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight. Let's make it happen.

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"We tried to make the McGregor fight. My number was a guaranteed $100million (£83m). We offered him $15m (£12m).

"We're the A-side and I don't know how much he has made but I'm pretty sure he hasn't made $2m in an MMA bout.

"We can talk about splitting the PPV but we are the A-side. How can a guy talk about $20m or $30m if he’s not made eight or nine?

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"Is the fight going to happen? We're working on it."

The Irishman has previously demanded a $100 million pay package to fight Mayweather, and is now in the middle of a break from MMA ahead of becoming a father.

McGregor has previously stated he's up for the fight, saying he would "break his face" in reference to 'Money' Mayweather.

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