Keeping the hype train rolling, “Notorious” has added some proverbial coal to stoke the flames of the potential cross-promotional bout with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor has been attempting to set up an epic boxing match with now un-retired Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Notorious” was recently in New York to support Michael Conlan in his boxing debut inside Madison Square Garden. During his time, the champion landed an interview that shed some light on his potential Mayweather fight.
In a recent interview with LA Times, McGregor said “[September] is what I’m thinking. That’s what the word is. That’s what we’re close to doing.
“I’ve tried to talk to Floyd. I flew to Las Vegas to have talks with Floyd and then he retired. He just doesn’t want to see me. He’s petrified. Wouldn’t you be? No one knows what to expect with me, and they shouldn’t.
“Because I don’t know what to expect either.”
Nothing about the bout has yet been set in stone, leaving another round of rumors for speculation. Still, perhaps an incipient bout between the two can be looked forward to, only time will tell.