When you thought the primary combat was an overhyped, trash-talking mess, simply wait till you get a take a look at the sequel.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is rarely one to move up a very good payday, is “legitimately” considering a rematch vs. Conor McGregor — solely this time he’ll combat McGregor on his house turf contained in the octagon, UFC commentator Joe Rogan revealed Tuesday.
“Floyd talked about it, apparently,” Rogan mentioned on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Expertise Tuesday. “That is one factor I can let you know, Dana [White] advised me that Floyd needs to make a deal within the UFC. Like legitimately. So I texted him, ‘Is Floyd actually speaking about combating in MMA?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, he is f—ing loopy. I advised him he’d get killed however he is nonetheless speaking about doing it.'”
Whereas each Rogan and White have been identified to decorate any UFC-related information, Rogan’s feedback come lower than every week after Mayweather himself boasted he might make “a billion ” if he signed a cope with UFC.
“If I need, I can go, I can come proper again to the UFC, I can go combat within the Octagon. I can do a 3 or 4 combat deal within the Octagon and make a billion ,” Mayweather mentioned in a stay chat with followers on Periscope. “Bear in mind, I am Floyd ‘Cash’ Mayweather, and also you motherf—ers love me, and I like you motherf—ers .”
McGregor’s skilled combating future can be in a state of uncertainty. The UFC light-weight champion hasn’t fought contained in the octagon since his TKO win over Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.
Whereas McGregor (21-Three) was rumored to combat at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, that by no means got here to fruition.
White just lately alluded to the likelihood that McGregor could by no means combat in UFC once more after pocketing $100 million from his TKO loss to Mayweather in August.
“We had been engaged on a combat for him on the finish of the yr, and he is simply not prepared,” White mentioned in November. “We’re nonetheless in that ‘Conor may by no means combat once more’ (part). The man’s received a f–king $100 million. I’ve received guys who’ve made lower than that, who had been legal professionals their entire lives and give up working. … And combating is the worst. Attempt to rise up and get punched within the face for a dwelling whenever you’ve received $100 million within the financial institution.”
A sequel between Mayweather and McGregor would possible lead to one more main haul for each fighters.
Whereas Mayweather has no expertise in MMA and McGregor would clearly be closely favored, they do not name him ‘Cash’ for nothing.