Forbes: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor 2 Will Happen In Octagon With Modified Rules

While this is far from official, the Iconic Forbes Magazine is reporting that a modified rules match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, inside the UFC’s Octagon, was pretty much a go until the most recent incident with McGregor and a UFC bus.

And while it seems like a fairytale of the highest order, these reports have been getting steam today, and being reported by several media outlets around the world.

Here’s Forbes’ report:

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have several storylines attached to their names at the moment, but the angle associated with their potential rematch in an Octagon received some new layers on Sunday.

According to Omar Al Raisi, editor in chief of The Sports Journal, Dubai’s largest sporting news outlet, who referenced sources, the fight will take place in the Octagon with modified rules.

Apparently, according to sources, the UFC was set to announce this fight and a potential newly constructed contract for McGregor at a press conference before the melee that ensued at the Barclays Center on Thursday. The incident would have seemingly put a halt or at least a delay on any of these plans.

Why conceptually it’s outrageous, we’ve come to expect that from all involved.

Most wondered and questioned whether Mayweather would ever climb into the Octagon and put himself in harm’s way in a full-fledged MMA bout. If this report is true, Mayweather will have used his leverage to limit the risks of participating in a new combat sport.

Here’s the tweets from The Sports Journal: