‘Mayweather Retired on My Arrival’ – McGregor Boasts Ahead of $1bn Superfight
As the world awaits its first billion dollar bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the UFC king has continued to call out the retired boxing great.
After cancelling a meet-and-greet in his native Ireland on Tuesday for a meeting with officials of the Las Vegas Boxing Commission ahead of the filthy huge bout, McGregor took to Twitter to throw more jibes at Mayweather, Mirror writes.
“I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival,” McGregor tweeted early on Wednesday morning.
I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival. pic.twitter.com/z9EcxBJaDr
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 15, 2017
Mayweather, the undefeated, five-division former world champion has been out of the ring since he beat Andre Berto in 2015, and recently told reporters he’s happy with his situation.
However, it’s generally believed the financial lure of an all-star clash with McGregor may be too good to turn down.
‘Money’ Mayweather left the sport with a flawless 49-0 record but moved to set the record straight after teasing fans with the mouthwatering contest.
“There seems to be several rumours floating around the media recently however, let the record show, there hasn’t been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters,” Mayweather said in a statement on social media.
“I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world to know.”
His statement follows reports from the Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman that “real discussions” have been held with the “real players involved.”
Meanwhile, trash-talker McGregor is in no doubt as to what he wants.
“I’m going to go to Las Vegas, get my boxing license and then we see where the f*** Floyd’s at,” he said. “I have my eyes on one thing and that’s Floyd Mayweather.”
Now, the big question is: “Will Money leave town?”
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