Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor rematch: Money takes swipe at Notorious

Floyd Mayweather's Latest Dig At Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather looks set to take on Conor McGregor in a boxing bout once again, with the retired champion claiming an exhibition fight with Notorious is on the cards.

Back in 2017, Money took to a professional bout for the final time, retiring with a ridiculously impressive 50-0 record after a tactical knockout victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. It was no surprise given the legacy and GOAT status of Mayweather in comparison to the rookie boxing ability of McGregor, despite being a combat sports specialist in his own right.

However, instead of an exhibition it could be a professional bout according to Mayweather, so could we see the all-time great go 51-0?

Floyd Mayweather on rematch with Conor McGregor

Currently, Mayweather is gearing up for a trip to Japan for an exhibition fight with Mikuru Asakura before travelling to Dubai in November.

Talking about the potential rematch with McGregor, he said: “’I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor - Weigh-in
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there’s been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition.

So even though he would refer an exhibition bout, there’s no ruling out another professional rematch, with Mayweather’s perfect record back on line once again.

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Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather 2
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (L-R) Conor McGregor throws a punch at Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather’s dig at Conor McGregor

Taking on McGregor is a great money spinner for Mayweather, who took home a reported $280 million from the first bout with the UFC star. Maybe that’s why McGregor hasn’t made any plans for a return to the Octagon despite still being in training.

Mayweather didn’t shy away from a free dig at McGregor, saying, per The Mail:

““I’m not into fights where I’m going to take any real punishment.

“So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”

Floyd Mayweather RIZIN Presser
HENDERSON, NEVADA – JUNE 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference announcing an exhibition boxing bout against mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura at The M Resort on June 13, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada. The bout will take place in September 2022 in Japan as part of a RIZIN Fighting Federation show. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

He has been making millions on a tour around the globe, taking on a range of YouTubers and influencers, including the likes of Logan Paul and KSI’s brother, Deji.

Especially given the potential financial reward, to see Mayweather and McGregor square off once again in any format wouldn’t be a shock, so we’d certainly expect the fight to go ahead.

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