UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has finally addressed the wild rumors of a potential matchup with boxing legend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Rumors emerged this week that the UFC superstar could possibly step inside the boxing ring to challenge the recently retired Mayweather in a pivotal super fight.
Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., addressed these rumors first, stating that his son spoke of possibly coming out of retirement to face ‘some MMA fighter’. Mayweather Jr. himself confirmed these rumors as well, stating a bout with McGregor is ‘possible’.
UFC President Dana White, however, is not a fan of these recent rumblings. When asked about the rumors, White stated that they were “completely fiction, this is like bottom-feeder … stuff.”.
One man we had yet to hear from was Mayweather’s rumored opponent, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Until now that is.
McGregor took to Twitter to add speculation to the rumors by posting the following:
MMA Vs Boxing. pic.twitter.com/qgl8tKvT5s
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 8, 2016
While McGregor has not officially responded to these rumors, this picture can indicate ‘Notorious’ is aware of the rumors and will defiantly stir the pot if it means keeping his name in the headlines.
Mayweather (49-0, Boxing) is coming off of a unanimous decision win, in what was said to be his final bout inside the ring, to Andre Berto back in September.
McGregor (19-3, MMA) comes off a submission loss, his first under the UFC banner, to Stockton native Nate Diaz in early March.
While McGregor holds amateur experience from his youth in boxing, the Irishman certainly will be out of his element in a boxing match with a such a high-caliber defensive boxer as Mayweather.
No official confirmation has yet been made on the potential boxing bout.