LAS VEGAS — Just when you thought the Floyd Mayweather talk died, it rose up Friday night.
At a gym day to promote UFC 202, Conor McGregor was asked about that potential boxing match with Mayweather that was bandied about a couple of months ago before the rematch with Nate Diaz was booked. McGregor said he’d be willing to box Mayweather, the undefeated legendary boxer — provided Mayweather and company pony up $100 million.
“Yeah, of course,” McGregor said. “Right now I have Floyd running around the Showtime offices gathering my money. That’s what he’s doing. He’s running around the Showtime offices, begging for those executives to come up with $100 million cash for me to fight me. So as soon as he gets my money, we can fight.”
The UFC featherweight champion said competing in Mayweather’s medium of boxing would be fine for him, but he criticized “Money” for hiding behind that limited rule set.
“If you want to fight me, we can fight,” McGregor said. “If you need a specific rule set to protect you from a true fight, that’s no problem. Just make sure that money is there. As long as that money is there, then we can fight under your safety net of rules. But me, I don’t need rules. I am the f*cking rules.
“I’ve got the boxing community saying I can’t box. And then I say, OK, let’s fight. ‘Oh well, you can’t kick or elbow or grapple. As long as you can’t do that, then we box your ass up.’ OK then. And then I’ve got the grappling community saying I can’t grapple. So I say, OK let’s fight. And then the grappling community be like, ‘Well, you can’t box or kick. As long as you can’t do that, then we grapple your ass up.’ ….View full article
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