Floyd Mayweather Comes Out Of Retirement
The highly anticipated clash between two of the most decorated fighters in combat sport could be about to come to fruition.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. confirmed he's willing to bring an end to his retirement if a deal can be struck to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
The cross-sport match-up could be just months away as the T-Mobile Arena has been reserved for June 10.
"This is not confirmation the fight has been agreed to but it is confirmation talks have advanced to the stage where a venue has been held".
There are some contractual issues that are still in the negotiation stage and need to be resolved prior to any official announcement. That fight has continued to dominate the fight agenda in 2017, but reports at the start of the year suggested Diaz, the man McGregor went to war with in the Octagon in 2016, would follow suit.
28-year old McGregor says he wants $100 million for the fight, a similar amount to the sum 40-year old Mayweather made when he fought Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.
If the mega-fight does take place, how would it play out? He last stepped into the ring to face Andre Berto in September 2015. He was the A-side, I was the B-side.
"When I faced Arturo Gatti".
But Hardy, who was the first Brit to fight for a UFC title back in 2010, is convinced that Mayweather's ring-craft would see him leave McGregor on the losing side in any bout.
"I don't want the UFC to look bad - because us boxers we're not ducking and dodging anyone. Simple and plain, let's fight in June". Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. We're not here to cry about money. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork. You blowing smoke up everybody's ass.
Do you think a Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight will ever happen?
Nate Diaz has explained his attempts to obtain a boxing licence were to gain leverage over the UFC and not a cheap attempt to replicate rival Conor McGregor. We don't need to waste no time. "So let's make it happen". Let's get it on in June.
"When you remove all the other tools that McGregor relies on in his game, it makes his boxing far more one-dimensional".