With Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming forward with hints to a possible run in the UFC, UFC superstar Conor McGregor has decided to offer a comment. “Notorious” seems to think that Mayweather may need a rematch against him for money.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor met inside the squared circle on Aug. 26, 2017 for one of the year’s most highly anticipated sporting events. Mayweather ultimately earned a TKO victory over “Notorious,” but both competitors managed to walk away with massive paydays from the match.
While Mayweather slipped back into retirement after fighting McGregor, the undefeated pugilist legend has since been dropping hints to a possible run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Fight fans have since been speculating that a Mayweather vs. McGregor rematch may potentially be on the horizon.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, McGregor revealed that he believes Mayweather is returning to the fight game due to financial reasons.
UFC President Dana White and Conor McGregor each touted Mayweather vs. McGregor as having been a pay-per-view record breaking event, becoming the new highest selling PPV of all time. Showtime Stephen Espinoza and Showtime Boxing have however claimed that the event fell just short of the record setting numbers held by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
“I think Floyd needs to fight again because he got ripped. He got ripped,” McGregor said. “He’s the heaviest rip in the game.”
“Why do you think Espinoza was saying these Pay-Per-View numbers?” McGregor added. “They don’t gotta pay him.”