Floyd Mayweather sends a message to Conor McGregor in latest war of words
Floyd Mayweather may be retired but he certainly seems like he’s ready to return to action for a lucrative superfight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
On Tuesday, Mayweather and McGregor exchanged a pair of messages over social media after reports surfaced that the two sides had come to a verbal agreement on financial terms for a fight.
McGregor took a trip to Las Vegas this week, which spurred rumors that he was going there to meet with Mayweather regarding their long talked about boxing match. In reality, McGregor was traveling to Nevada to meet with the state commission to ask for a second hearing regarding his punishment for the UFC 202 press conference melee, which resulted in a $75,000 fine, a $75,000 public service announcement and 50 hours of community service.
The good news is McGregor clearing up matters with the commission would then allow him to obtain a boxing license in Nevada, which would then move the fight with Mayweather one step closer to reality.
Following all that news, Mayweather took to Twitter on Wednesday to send another message to McGregor, telling the current lightweight champion to handle his business so they can put this megafight together once and for all.
“Listen, Conor McGregor, if you really want to get this fight done take care of your business with the UFC and then have your people get in touch with my people,” Mayweather wrote.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 15, 2017
Mayweather’s message seems to hint at the UFC possibly serving as a roadblock in the potential super fight with McGregor that would see the Irishman step into the boxing ring for a professional fight for the first time.
The UFC holds exclusive rights on McGregor’s combat sports career and would need to sign off on any bout outside the promotion, including a super fight with Mayweather.
UFC president Dana White has already made an offer to get involved to help produce the McGregor vs. Mayweather super fight, but the two sides still couldn’t come to an agreement.
It’s unclear if Mayweather’s jab means that the UFC is standing in the way of making the fight with McGregor or if he knows that the mixed martial arts promotion has to sign off before allowing their biggest superstar to step into the world of boxing for this fight.
Either way, the two sides are still very interested in this matchup taking place because most believe a fight between McGregor and Mayweather would generate massive sales on pay-per-view and ticket sales.
Now it’s just a matter of getting everybody on the same page to agree to terms but that’s a much more difficult process than it may seem.