Mayweather Open To Fight McGregor & Khabib For An Easy $600 Million
It’s been over three years since Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor stepped foot inside the boxing ring together. Where as many predicted, ‘Money’ came out victorious, winning via tenth round TKO.
Except for an exhibition match against Japanese kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 that ended in a first round TKO, Mayweather has primarily ventured into other business opportunities since fighting McGregor. Although he has consistently teased of another comeback.
Looking For Another Payday
Speaking to Shannon Sharpe on his Club Shay Shay podcast (transcribed by MMA Fighting), Mayweather said he would be willing to step back in the ring, when asked about a potential rematch with McGregor.
“If I could pick an easy $300 million, absolutely,” Mayweather said. “Same way, same results.”
Mayweather remained relatively unscathed throughout his professional career as far as taking damage goes. And at 43 years of age, his health is still just as important to him now as the money factor.
“Your health is your wealth,” Mayweather said. “So as far as me going out there and competing against a guy like Conor McGregor, or a guy that’s really inexperienced. Absolutely [I’d fight Khabib Nurmagomedov]. Those are $300 million fights.
“You have to make it make sense. Real sense. Certain type of dollars. I need to have my faculties also. I had my time. I had my era. It’s these young fighters’ era now. It’s OK for me to go fight a Khabib or a Conor – with those two fights alone, I could pick up $600 million. That don’t hurt to fight guys that just entertain. It’s all entertainment.”
Mayweather vs McGregor 2?
It is worth noting that although Mayweather finished McGregor inside the distance, the MMA star did find some success in the earlier rounds. Although according to ‘Money’, it was nothing he couldn’t handle and would expect a rematch to go the same way.
“Conor McGregor can’t punch,” Mayweather stated. “He can’t punch. I don’t even remember [the uppercut]. I’m having fun. I was like this dude punch so soft.”
McGregor has regularly campaigned for a rematch with Mayweather, and stated he’s 100% confident he would have his hand raised in a rematch. However, ‘Money’ remains unfazed.
“He knows what he did wrong, but he also knows what he did right,” Mayweather explained. “What he did wrong was get in the ring with me. What he did right was get in the ring with me so he could get a big payday.”
Although Mayweather may want another multi-million dollar fight with the Irishman, he also made his true feelings towards McGregor.
“I don’t like him at all,” Mayweather said about McGregor. “At all.”
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