Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight looked certain till yesterday. There were so many reports doing the rounds saying that it was a done deal and that the best boxer of our generation was all set to renounce his retirement and get back to the ring.
Rumors about Floyd Mayweather Jr’s return to the ring started appearing the next day he decided to quit professional boxing. It started gaining currency following the return of his main competitor throughout the last one decade, Manny Pacquiao. To be true, many people thought that Manny was getting back to ring to take revenge for the loss against Mayweather.
But the latest bouts of rumors don’t mention Manny. The new challenger is Conor McGregor, a fearsome MMA fighter with great UFC records.
Recently reports suggested that he had a meeting with Floyd Mayweather Jr representatives during his latest trip to Las Vegas and that everything about the fight including the date have been sorted out.
Now it seems that these were mere rumors and had nothing to do with reality. The rumors were unfounded as UFC president Dana White later confirmed when speaking to TMZ saying “there is no deal”.
Mayweather too rubbished such reports in a Instagram post saying, “Although there has been several rumors circulating through media suggesting that I will have an upcoming fight, I’d like to set the record straight and state that there has been no deals made on my behalf in regards to a bout with any fighter at this time”.
He further poured cold water on the hope of his getting back saying “I am happily retired and enjoying my life. Rest assured that if any changes come about, I will be the first to let the world know!”
This infuriated McGregor so much that he went on an anti-Mayweather tirade. “I am in Las Vegas,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Floyd has retired on my arrival.” This is just the latest in a long series of jabs between the two combat sports superstars as talk about a fight between McGregor and Mayweather continue to heat up. The fight would have broken many records as far as revenue is concerned. Whether or not the “Fight of the Century” lived up to the hype, 36 minutes of boxing between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has generated a record-setting $600 million in revenue, of which “Money” can expect nearly 40 percent.