Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to step into the ring once more with UFC legend Conor McGregor.
talk to daily mailthe undefeated five-division world champion said he is in talks about a rematch with McGregor after a decisive victory over the Irish fighter when they last faced off in 2017.
According to Mayweather, the fight will take place at some point next year, with details yet to be revealed.
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Mayweather said he had not yet decided whether the event would be “an exhibition or an actual match”, but said there was “a story of both”.
But Mayweather would “prefer” it to be an exhibition match.
“I’m not interested in fighting where I get real punishment,” explained the retired boxer. I don’t mind clashing with people who don’t like me, but I do nothing to put myself in the position I’m in. I either hurt myself or intend to hurt myself.
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Mayweather officially retired from fighting after defeating McGregor, marking his 50th career win. Despite his retirement, Mayweather continues to participate in exhibition matches against the likes of Logan Paul and Japanese MMA fighter/YouTube star Mikuru Sakura, who will face him on Sunday, September 25.
Since losing, McGregor has asked for a rematch — not surprising given that forbes reported that McGregor got $85 million and Mayweather $275 million.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Confirms Rematch With Conor McGregor
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