Over the past couple of days, there has been major speculation on the future of Floyd Mayweather, with reports stating he could potentially join UFC for three or four fights.
When this talk started to gain traction, it seemed too good to be true, as it made the dream fight of Mayweather vs Conor McGregor inside the Octagon a possible reality. Even UFC president Dana White himself said he was in talks with the boxing legend during an interview with ESPN.
White: “We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal. It's real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren't real? He usually tips his hand when he's in the media, and then that sh*t ends up happening.
"We're interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f*cking happened. Anything is possible."
Well, it appears not everything is possible, as, during an interview with FightHype, Mayweather said people misunderstood what he said last week about the UFC. He claimed he didn’t say he was going to compete in MMA, he said he could make a billion dollars in the UFC if he decided to.
The undefeated boxer said: “Exactly what I said is this: If I could make over a billion dollars before, I could do it again. If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars. Which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights - I could make a billion dollars. If I choose to get in the Octagon and fight.
“I’m just saying I could. I’m not going to do it. I’m just saying what I could do to make a billion dollars quick, if I wanted to do that. But I never said I was going to fight in the UFC. I didn’t say that. If I wanted to, I could do. Would and could do is different things. I’m not going to do it though.
“We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather. And I don’t look forward to getting back in a boxing ring, that’s what I don’t look forward to. I’m just saying I could — I’m not doing it — but I’m saying what I could do to make a billion dollars quick, if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying. I never said I was gonna fight in the UFC. I didn’t say that. I said if I wanted to and what I could. Could and would do is different things. I’m not gonna do it, though.”
It looks as though his recent interview hasn't gone down well with everything, especially with the man he boxed during the summer, as McGregor appears to issue a one-word response to Mayweather saying he won’t fight in the UFC. If you can’t see it, that one word would be “p***y”
Feel free to come to your own conclusion about the McGregor post, and whether or not it is about Mayweather, but the timing seems uncanny.