From telling Floyd Mayweather “call me” to saying that it’s “impossible,” UFC President Dana White has seemingly flip-flopped on the rumor of a superfight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. But if you ask what Mayweather thinks, the bout with Conor McGregor is “absolutely” happening.
Mayweather was in attendance on Friday for an event sponsored by Mayweather Promotions at the Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas when Showtime’s Steve Farhood cornered the retired boxer for an interview. During their chat, Mayweather didn’t hesitate to say “absolutely” when asked if he thinks the rumored McGregor bout would be really happening.
A lot of people have dismissed it as purely tabloid rumor and perhaps an attempt to keep himself and McGregor’s name relevant in their respective sports but is Mayweather really just bluffing about all of this? Mayweather doesn’t need to create this kind of propaganda to remain relevant. He’s still the biggest news in boxing, McGregor notwithstanding.
A lot of folks continue to say that a crossover super fight is crazy, but both Mayweather and McGregor are in it for the money so you can’t really say no to this one. Both will do anything for the right amount of money. However, as to Mayweather saying it’s going to be a tough fight for him, that’s a joke. That’s Mayweather being a great salesman. There’s no way McGregor can beat Mayweather in a purely boxing match.