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Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather on Conor McGregor: ‘If he did steal my blueprint, I think it’s a good thing.’

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Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says it’s a good thing Conor McGregor stole his blueprint and complimented the UFC featherweight champion on his fighting skill.

With the recent announcement of Conor McGregor chasing history, and attempting to become the first simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history, it seems almost forgotten that just a few months ago McGregor had fake retired from the UFC and was publicly courting a boxing match with former boxing pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr. At the time, there was much public discussion of the spectacle affair with even some mainstream sports media members suggesting it was a done deal.

Ultimately, it was a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. No Mayweather-McGregor superfight ever materialized and no serious discussions were ever had about one. Instead, Mayweather has stayed retired and McGregor won his rematch with Nate Diaz and solidified himself as the top star in MMA history.

Catching up with Mayweather on Wednesday, TMZ Sports asked the now fight promoter why the McGregor fight never materialized.

“Within my company, I’m the boss,” Mayweather said. “I call the shots. I think that the fight is very difficult to make. I tried to make that before, it didn’t happen but you live and you learn.”

Though at the time both Mayweather and McGregor verbally agreed to a bout, the real impediment always looked to be securing the involvement of UFC President Dana White. White holds the promotional rights to McGregor and always appeared to be less than enthused with the prospect of a boxing bout for his biggest star. The UFC has never been in the business of co-promotion and aside from the hundreds of other impediments, the idea of White splitting promotion with Mayweather always seemed slim.

TMZ Sports also asked Mayweather his ….View full article

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