Depending on your beliefs, the source who spoke to UK tabloid The Sun or UFC boss Dana White, a lucrative return fight between Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor may or may not be happening later in the year. Unknown source (aren’t they all anonymous? According to some reports, McGregor and Mayweather are “close” in their agreement to fight, which could bring in $1 billion. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the UFC.
According to the source, McGregor insists that the fight is real, not an exhibition. According to the source, Conor will accept the fight if Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line. “So, the fight will not take place as an exhibition. It will be an official fight at 155 pounds. This is all we know.
However, White slammed Mayweather-McGregor II and told TMZ Sports that any talk of a rematch is “bulls**t!”
White stated, “It’s total s**t. This story came from a European tabloid newspaper.” “It’s total Bulls**t. These men are just talking on Social Media like they do.”
White will not be allowing a return bout unless he is excluded from the loop, which is highly unlikely. You’ll sigh with relief, “Phew!” Yes, the Mayweather-McGregor fight in August 2017 was entertaining, especially the build-up, but there was only one winner. It would be the same in any rematch, even though “Money”, now at 45, is the older fighter.
A sequel would not attract as much fan interest or curiosity, so who knows where the $1 billion talk came from? But I agree with Dana White it’s all smoke and mirrors, and while the first fight did huge numbers, a rematch wouldn’t do half of that business.
The first fight was staged; people were robbed of their money,, and people will not be that stupid again. At least before the first so-called fight, McGregor had some success; that is no longer true as he has spent most of the last four years getting his ass kicked in an Octagon. Floyd made the first fight look competitive as the two men put on nothing but a show for the fans. Let’s face it, if Floyd had been serious, McGregor would not have seen the second round!
Mayweather will box more exhibitions and has talked of the possibility of returning for another “real” fight (if paid “at least $200m”), but many would be shocked if Mayweather faced McGregor again. Dana White would be especially shocked.
If McGregor fights again, it will be in the Octagon against a carefully6 selected opponent to try to get him a win so they can build him up for one last hurrah in a big fight where he will be beaten badly once again. Maybe a rematch will happen in a trailer park someday as the two old fighters will sit around and reminisce about all the money they have pissed away. That might be fun to watch then, and it won’t cost us anything. Boxing and the UFC would be better off if these two circus acts would just disappear.
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