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Conor McGregor return: Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch still possible?
Conor McGregor is obviously one of the most popular mixed martial artists all around the world, especially with the rise of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But he was also part of one of the most-watched boxing matches in the last decade after facing Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The fight that went down in 2017 for the WBC Money Belt where Mayweather had won by unanimous decision. It was a good payday for McGregor, but much more for the veteran boxer who has since retired from the sport. But about two years later, McGregor talked about wanting a rematch in the boxing ring.
McGregor’s boxing return: Mayweather laughs, calls McGregor camp ‘circus clowns’
In an interview with Tony Robbins earlier this year, McGregor showed confidence that he could do much better and even defeat Mayweather if given the chance. The “Notorious” praised Mayweather for showing the ability to switch his fighting style mid-fight quickly but assured fans that he could win a rematch.
Another boxing fight between McGregor and Mayweather is certainly going to be another huge payday for all parties involved, especially for the fighters. However, Mayweather is obviously not up for it and even made fun of the 31-year-old Irishman.
When asked by TMZ Sports, Mayweather was not shy on showing how he finds McGregor’s challenge laughable even calling the latter’s team “some circus clowns.” Mayweather added, “They gonna keep coming my way. At the end of the day, I keep laughing, I keep living, I keep going to the bank."
McGregor reiterates retirement, but potential UFC opponents line up
A couple of UFC fighters have also recently mentioned about wanting time in the octagon with McGregor despite recently insisting that he is “done” with his professional career. Coming off a record-breaking win at the UFC 239 earlier this month, Jorge Masvidal issues a challenge for McGregor. The 34-year-old mixed martial artist from Miami, Florida said he wants to fight reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the title. But he added that McGregor is also on his list for a potentially sold out and profitable match.
Meanwhile, many UFC fans are still looking forward to a rematch between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Not only do they are some of the biggest names in the UFC, but their history and years-long rivalry in and out of the octagon adds to the excitement of their requested rematch.