Floyd Mayweather has said he will return to the ring to fight either Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov, but only if he is paid $300 million for EACH fight.
Talking on the Club Shay Shay podcast – hosted by former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe – Mayweather revealed that he has no interest in coming out of retirement.
However, the American said that if he is offered $300 million to fight either Conor McGregor or Khabib, he would accept.
Mayweather explained on the podcast that he will only accept future fights that he thinks he can easily win.
In particular, Floyd spoke about his fight with “The Notorious” Conor McGregor back in August 2017, where he was victorious in the 10th round via TKO.
This was Mayweather’s last professional fight, leaving his professional boxing record at 50-0.
“Conor McGregor can’t punch. He can’t punch,” said Mayweather.
The host, Sharp, highlighted an uppercut delivered by the Irishman in the fight, in which Mayweather replied: “Man, this dude punch so soft. It’s cool.”
The boxer also explained how his health is more important to him than returning to the ring, by saying: “Your health is your wealth.”
The boxer added that he would only accept a fight that “made sense”, referring to the financial aspect of the potential bout.
Towards the end of the podcast, Mayweather was asked if there was any boxer he would return to the ring to fight for $150 million.
“Not enough, absolutely not,” he replied.
In addition, Mayweather answered: “Oh, absolutely,” when questioned about either a rematch against McGregor, or a fight with the current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“This year, or next year, me and Dana White will do some big business – soon,” claimed the American.
Although nothing yet is confirmed, Mayweather has said he is open to talks and could return to the ring in the future.
- Manny Pacquiao confirms Conor McGregor fight is on
- Mike Tyson once paid a fan £6.2m for breaking their jaw
- KSI believes he would beat Mike Tyson