Conor McGregor has no problem perpetuating the rumors that he’ll step away from MMA at least for one bout to take on retired boxing king Floyd Mayweather in a mega-fight between two of the biggest draws in the history of combat sports.
For the past couple of weeks, McGregor and Mayweather have bantered back and forth in interviews and social media teasing that they are both interested in putting the fight together.
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While rumors about the fight with Mayweather continue, McGregor’s next matchup will more than likely come against Nate Diaz sometime late in the summer.
McGregor has been itching for a chance to avenge his UFC 196 loss to Diaz, where he was submitted by rear naked choke in the second round. UFC 201 in August has been rumored as the possible landing spot for McGregor to face Diaz, although no deals are done at this point.
Regardless of who McGregor faces next, it will certainly be big business, but whether he’ll get to face Mayweather in a boxing ring remains to be seen.