There’s certainly been a huge amount of buzz about featherweight champion Conor McGregor‘s rumored boxing super fight with undefeated all-time great Floyd Mayweather Jr., yet “The Notorious” has stayed relatively quiet while both “Money” and UFC President Dana White weighed in on the potentially huge (but unlikely) grudge match.
That is, until today (Sat. May 14, 2016), when McGregor took to Twitter to address the situation, setting the online world on fire with only three brash, and some would say outlandish, words:
I run boxing.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 14, 2016
That’s quite the bold claim from “The Notorious,” as while he’s regarded as one of the hardest-hitting featherweights to ever compete in MMA, he’s never been a professional and was recently out-boxed by No. 5 lightweight Nate Diaz in his first UFC loss at UFC 196 earlier this year.
He’d also be taking on an absolute legend in Mayweather, who recently “retired” last year after beating Andre Berto in another one-sided unanimous decision to very little fanfare. But the prospect of coming out of his retirement to take on McGregor in what many feel would be easy money for the man who calls himself that might have Mayweather Jr. itching to return.
It’s still a far-off possibility at best, as white recently proclaimed there was “no way in hell” the fight would happen. Do you believe it would be an easy win for Mayweather if it somehow did?