The whole notion of a Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather fight has been deemed nothing more than a fairytale idea. In the past year or so, both men have answered questions around the potential matchup but for the most part, fight fans haven’t been holding their breath to see this one become a reality.
And yet, ever since McGregor’s dominant victory over UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, the story seems to have gained some momentum again, with Floyd and Conor both mentioning their supposed rival’s name in recent days.
Mayweather’s boxing record currently stands at 49-0 and at 39 years of age, will more than likely look to end his ‘retirement‘ in order to solidify his legacy with a 50th fight.
McGregor’s career, in comparison, is only just beginning, with the 28-year old continuing to one-up himself each in terms of his frankly ridiculous achievements to date. He now holds the 3 highest selling PPV’s of 2016 in all of MMA and is the champion in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions of the UFC.
A matchup between these two seems to be a ridiculous idea but with the ambition of McGregor it really is hard to know exactly where he will stop. A video was released by TMZ today of Conor speaking on the legendary Mayweather while attending a club in New York City.
Speaking in front of a packed venue, McGregor had this to say.
“Floyd’s not ready for this. Much respect to Floyd he’s a solid businessman and what he’s been able to do, he’s a fucking animal at. But as far as real fighting goes, as far as pure, true unarmed combat goes, Floyd don’t want none of this. He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match, he doesn’t want to fight.”
Supposedly negotiations have actually been opened to a certain extent between parties but money seems to be a key issue in succeeding in wrapping up this fight. Mayweather, of course, is one of the most financially stable athletes on the planet, possessing a level of wealth that Conor McGregor certainly sees in his future.
Continuing on from there, McGregor named his price and in staying true to himself, it certainly was a pretty penny.
“Give Floyd a shout and tell him I’m coming. I want one hundred million cash to fight him under boxing rules cause he’s afraid of the real fight.”
Watch the full Conor McGregor speech in the video below.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena