Floyd Mayweather Says Fight With UFC Star Conor McGregor Won’t Happen
Floyd Mayweather has tried to get a fight on the table with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for almost five months now. But the retired boxing champ has finally come to grips with the realization that the fight will never happen.
“I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on,” he told FightHype.com in a candid interview that actually showed a more humble side to the brash boxer. Well, as close to a humble side as we’re likely to see from Mayweather.
“I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing,” Mayweather declared. “And I don’t even compete no more.”
Okay, maybe not terribly humble at all.
That said, I’m not exactly going to lose sleep over this fight not happening, even though I think it would have done monstrous business. Logistically, I’m not sure any commission would have approved it, whether it was Conor moving into the boxing ring or Floyd heading into the Octagon. This was nothing more than a pipe dream.
But what do you think? Sound off in the comments!
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