McGregor: If This Is All Just Hype, “It Will Follow Him For The Rest Of His Days”
The possibility of Floyd Mayweather fighting Conor McGregor in the octagon has been discussed even before the two boxed last August. But ever since Mayweather defeated McGregor, the question has always been asked, “McGregor stepped into his world, why doesn’t Mayweather come over to his?”
It was brushed off by mostly everybody, the fans and media scoffed at the idea. But that doesn’t mean the two fighters are going to stop entertaining the idea. McGregor hasn’t spoken much on the subject, that was until Mayweather posted a couple videos of himself on Twitter. The first video shows Mayweather stepping into a cage.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 30, 2018
The second video has him saying “2018….Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather….MMA…What are the odds?”
Come at the king, you best not miss… pic.twitter.com/uHx4SJngHx
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 1, 2018
Well, a reporter caught up with McGreger in New York outside of a charity event and asked the lightweight champion how he thinks he would fair against Mayweather inside the cage.
“I do as I please against him,” McGregor says with a smile. “If he does do it, I know he’s threatened with it, I’d have respect for him.”
The interview in it’s entirety is shown below via YouTube page Adam’s Apple and does contain explicit language.
McGregor does go onto say that Mayweather isn’t the only option for him to fight in his next fight.
“He’s engaging, we’re engaging,” McGregor said. “So we’ll see. I’m currently in negotaitons to face my next opponent. We have many options. There’s the current interim lightweight champion (Tony Ferguson), there’s an undefeated Dagestani (Khabib Nurmagomedov). There’s maybe a big Russia event. There’s obviously the (Nate) Diaz trilogy. Of course, the Mayweather fight is there. There’s many options. We’re just at the table at the moment, so times is good. Life is good.”
Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza, who Mayweather has worked with over the years, told TMZ that he’s “learned not to question what Floyd’s capable of pulling off.”
The interview can be seen below via of TMZSport’s YouTube page.
Espinoza added if Mayweather were to transition over to MMA, he’d have to get paid because he’s a “nine-figure guy.” That’d be tough for the UFC, since they have yet to pay a fighter a flat amount of eight figures.
Will this pan out to anything more than just talk? We all may be laughing now, but most of us were probably laughing when the talks began of McGregor stepping into a ring to fight Mayweather. What ended up happening?