A bizarre report surfacing during my usual Friday day off from work in this oil rich region, says that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the verge of agreeing a mega-fight with UFC superstar Connor McGregor. I said what? Oh really?
Currently retired, but hinting for an imminent comeback possibly this summer, Mayweather reportedly on the verge of agreeing on billion mega-fight with UFC superstar Connor McGregor according to Thesun.co.uk.
Look… the sport really got me surprise several times of unlikely announcement that no one really sees it coming. Last time, the boxing world were in total shock when Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan was announced. Khan moved two weight classes to challenge Canelo Alvarez for the middleweight championship of the world this Saturday. What completely made it bizarre is that both men are not middleweight at all and agreed at a catch weight.
Well enough has been said about Canelo-Khan, and here we go again stunned with another report although there’s no official confirmation that indeed these two super star in two separate combat sport fight.
But anyhow if we look at it, it is possible. We all know that Connor already called out Floyd for a boxing match. This after Floyd made a comment on McGregor regarding how they were perceived by fight fans with regards to their trash talking persona. The comment didn’t set well on McGregor.
Aside from that, McGregor also has no clear place in the UFC now. His rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 was dropped for his refusal to attend press and promotional duties for the build up of the rematch.
No surprise, McGregor would grab the opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather if it means multi-million dollar payday. But the thing is, if this is on the boxing ring… not in the octagon… he would be in for another L on his record.