Michael Bisping claims Floyd Mayweather was scammed out of a huge some of money, and is trying to get it back by making the Conor McGregor fight happen.
Over the last year and a half since walking away from boxing, Floyd Mayweather has repeatedly maintained that he was staying retired. But late last week, the undefeated boxer announced that he was “officially out of retirement” to make the Conor McGregor fight happen.
The 40-year-old Mayweather is not willing to let any time pass, and is pushing to make the fight happen as early as June. But according to UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, he heard that Mayweather was allegedly scammed out of a huge, yet undisclosed, amount of money, and is adamant about getting it back via the potential revenue from the McGregor boxing match.
“My bet is that the fight will happen. Will it happen in June? I don’t know, that might be a bit too soon,” Bisping said via his “Believe You Me” podcast (transcript via MMA Mania). “But from what I understand, I was talking to someone in Las Vegas and I heard that Floyd recently got scammed out of a lot of money. The number was very, very big. I don’t think Floyd needs the money, but he wants to replace this money that he got swindled out of.”
Bisping didn’t specify how Mayweather got double-crossed and lost the huge sum of money. But early this month, Floyd Jr.’s Las Vegas home was broken into while he was out of town celebrating his 40th birthday. It was reported that he lost $150,000 worth of items.