Floyd Mayweather no longer pursuing Conor McGregor super fight
For the past several months, Floyd Mayweather has been teasing a potential mega-fight with UFC champion Conor McGregor, but it appears he's finally giving up.
Mayweather said in a recent interview with Fighthype that he tried to put the McGregor fight together, but despite his best efforts it just never happened.
At this stage, Mayweather is moving onto new endeavors while still not confirming whether or not he actually plans to come out of retirement to fight again.
It's unclear how much effort Mayweather put into organizing a fight with McGregor considering the Irishman is under contract with the UFC and Dana White has stated numerous times that he never heard from the former pound-for-pound king about actually making the matchup happen.
Still, Mayweather certainly enjoyed the buzz he created when talking about a showdown between boxing's king and the current top draw in MMA with McGregor.
If anything, Mayweather did have a good laugh seeing other boxers mentioning McGregor's name after he first showed interest in the potential fight. Both Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez have challenged McGregor to meet them in the boxing ring after Mayweather first mentioned his interest in the fight.
“It's so crazy that when I talk about fighting Conor McGregor, you've got so many other fighters that's in boxing that wants to fight Conor McGregor. I was the first, once again,” Mayweather said.
As much as Mayweather touts the fight with McGregor, no one seems to believe that it was actually close to coming together but it certainly raised a lot of eyebrows when it was first mentioned as a possibility.
Mayweather takes that as a compliment considering that he's been retired for more than two years — and according to him — he remains the most talked about fighter in combat sports.
“I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don't even compete no more,” Mayweather said. “That's the great thing about my career.”
I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn't able to make the fight happen so we must move on.
— Floyd Mayweather