“Tell Floyd and Showtime, I’m coming. Tell him to go to them Showtime offices. I want $100 million cash to fight you under boxing rules cause he’s afraid of a real fight!”
McGregor has long maintained he’d be prepared to fight Mayweather, despite having no experience in a boxing ring, and insists it’s because the man who was long ranked the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world is unwilling to engage him in the octagon.
“Floyd’s not ready for this. Much respect to Floyd, he’s a solid businessman. What he has been able to do, he’s a (expletive) animal at what he’s been able to do but as far as real fighting, as far as true, pure unarmed combat — Floyd don’t want none of this,” McGregor said.
Rumours that the two kings of their respective sports would go toe-to-toe have continued to fly for most of 2016, with Mayweather admitting he was behind much of the gossip.
For his part, McGregor has fought four times in the past 11 months and, as a two-division champion, is planning to take some time off in 2017 for the impending birth of his first child.
Meanwhile, Mayweather last boxed in 2015, retiring from the sport with an unblemished 49-0 record, with many considering him one of the greatest boxers in the sport’s history.
He even popped up at Wrestlemania 24 to beat The Big Show – even breaking his nose in a promo – but considering Conor McGregor’s comments about WWE, we doubt that impressed The Notorious much!