In recent weeks, all signs have begun to suggest that a super-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may very well be on the cards.
Some people call it a sideshow, a circus that would be an insult to both sports. However, whichever way you look at it, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather would undoubtedly be one of the highest grossing pay-per-view events of all time. In fact, there’s every possibility that it would take the number one spot.
In the midst of McGregor’s fall out with the UFC in the build up to UFC 200, rumours began to circulate that Floyd Mayweather was interested in facing the ‘Notorious’ Irishman. The reports were initially scoffed at, with most purists claiming that a McGregor/Mayweather fight would simply be a farce. In an MMA fight, McGregor would destroy Mayweather. In a boxing contest, Floyd would simply pick Conor apart.
However, the rumours became far more than that when both fighters started to openly speak about the contest, frequently encouraging the story in interviews and on social media.
In fact, speaking about McGregor, Mayweather has stated on multiple occasions that he ‘absolutely’ believes that a fight with the UFC champion will happen and that a bout with the Irishman is the only fight he would consider coming out of retirement for.
‘There’s only one fight. It’s the only fight that I want. If I came back to entertain the fans, there’s only one entertaining bout; Mayweather vs McGregor.’ – Floyd Mayweather
Speaking at a Manchester event with Ariel Helwani recently, McGregor himself made it abundantly clear that the Mayweather fight was the only thing in his mind at present and everything on his immediate agenda, was focusing on getting the bout made.
“I’m going to go to Las Vegas, get my boxing license and then we’ll see where the fuck Floyd’s at. I have my eyes on one thing and that’s Floyd Mayweather.” – Conor McGregor
Whether the titanic fight will ever take place or not remains to be seen but, here at Pundit HQ, we’re certainly crossing our fingers.