"I think Mayweather is the favorite, yes, but I would never count anyone out". UFC President Dana White dismisses it as a "tabloid story" before Mayweather admits he started the rumour and is ready to come out of retirement for the match.
There has been plenty of talk about a Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather fight, but seeing the Irishman honing his boxing craft in recent weeks is the biggest hint of all. The former boxer turned famous boxing coach noted McGregor's striking capabilities, saying that the UFC Lightweight champion is a "pretty good striker".
Mayweather spoke to Roach a few months ago at the legendary Wild Card gym in Hollywood and the conversation only reinforced his feeling that the fight is going to take place at some stage. But, we're in a different era now and it looks like it is going to happen.
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"Floyd's a b-- and he's petrified", McGregor said when the interviewer told him that the boxer is down to do the fight. Everything is pointing in the right direction.
"I would like to try to help him (McGregor) to get ready. But he's sellable, he's making some noise".
"I am gonna fight him and he we can all make a lot of money", Mayweather told Roach.
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January 2017: Mayweather offers McGregor $15mn for the fight. "Everything is pointing in the right direction".
Reports last week suggested terms had been agreed between Mayweather Jr and McGregor.
Though Mayweather has not fought since his victory over Andre Berto in 2015, McGregor has been spending time in the gym ahead of a potential bout.
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While in a boxing match, McGregor is of course a heavy underdog due to Mayweather's undefeated record, the power he possesses in his left hand is extremely lethal, and as a result many believe he could actually defeat Mayweather. He's really good at hitting and not getting hit and so forth. When asked if he would ever take on Mayweather, Mcgregor says, "If you're asking would I like to fight Floyd Mayweather - I mean, who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million?" "He throws hard and he's not afraid to throw".