The Irishman reacted after the boxing icon suggested a second bout could take place in 2023.
Conor McGregor has poured cold water on a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather, stating that he is not interested in a repeat of their 2017 box office loss.
Mayweather set tongues wagging after he made the announcement on Wednesday. Daily mail That the fighting icons were set to meet again next year.
“I want to go out there this weekend and have fun,” Mayweather first spoke about his meeting with Japanese MMA fighter Mikuro Asakura, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Saitama Super Arena.
“Then I have another show in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
“We don’t know if it will be an exhibition or a real fight. But both have been discussed. I would prefer an exhibition.” Mayweather said.
Taking to Instagram, McGregor dropped the hashtag. “not interested” to clarify his position and refute Mayweather’s claims.
The phrase was accompanied by a photo of him landing an uppercut on the American in the ring during their original match, which Showtime later said drew 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in the US alone.
McGregor later uploaded the same photo with the caption. “Cream Catalog” And a “McGregor Inc.” the hashtag.
Pinning Mayweather on the snap was a piece of Irish business, but sharing the flash shot could also have been a response to the 45-year-old boxer’s prank on his former ring rival.
“I’m not into fights where I have to take any real punishment.” Mayweather explained why he prefers exhibition bouts these days.
“So, guys and guys like Conor McGregor Like YouTubers or UFC guys who don’t hit really hard, I don’t mind hitting those types of guys but nothing where I’m going to put myself in a position where I’m going to hurt myself. or self-harm,” Mayweather added.
Finishing off his foe via 10th-round TKO in Las Vegas, it was Mayweather who went home with bragging rights from their first meeting while reporting a fortune of more than $280 million. was given
McGregor’s estimated $130 million pay packet would look tempting to any fighter trying to take him home again, although ‘The Notorious”s reaction could be taken as the Dubliner regains the UFC lightweight title. Focused on achieving.
McGregor, 34, has been on a 14-month hiatus after suffering a horrific leg break during his loss to Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi in July 2021.
“Obviously, my return to the Octagon for the UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s still being written, it’s just the beginning.” McGregor explained. to Sky Sports While attending the Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May.
Oliveira is already looking ahead to the McGregor fight ahead of Makhashev.
Leaving the door open for Mayweather to one day, however, he said he would. “Grace the squared circle again in the future.”
“Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had a great time last time I was out there.” McGregor added.
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