If you thought the first fight was an overhyped, trash-talking mess, just wait until you get a look at the sequel.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is never one to pass up a good payday, is “legitimately” contemplating a rematch vs. Conor McGregor — only this time he’ll fight McGregor on his home turf inside the octagon, UFC commentator Joe Rogan revealed Tuesday.
“Floyd talked about it, apparently,” Rogan said on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience Tuesday. “This is one thing I can tell you, Dana [White] told me that Floyd wants to make a deal in the UFC. Like legitimately. So I texted him, ‘Is Floyd really talking about fighting in MMA?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, he’s f—ing crazy. I told him he’d get killed but he’s still talking about doing it.'”
While both Rogan and White have been known to embellish any UFC-related news, Rogan’s comments come less than a week after Mayweather himself boasted he could make “a billion dollars” if he signed a deal with UFC.
“If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three or four fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars,” Mayweather said in a live chat with fans on Periscope. “Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, and you motherf—ers love me, and I love you motherf—ers .”
McGregor’s professional fighting future is also in a state of uncertainty. The UFC lightweight champion hasn’t fought inside the octagon since his TKO win over Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.
While McGregor (21-3) was rumored to fight at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, that never came to fruition.
White recently alluded to the possibility that McGregor may never fight in UFC again after pocketing $100 million from his TKO loss to Mayweather in August.
“We were working on a fight for him at the end of the year, and he’s just not ready,” White said in November. “We’re still in that ‘Conor might never fight again’ (phase). The guy’s got a f–king $100 million. I’ve got guys who have made less than that, who were lawyers their whole lives and quit working. … And fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face for a living when you’ve got $100 million in the bank.”
A sequel between Mayweather and McGregor would likely result in yet another major haul for both fighters.
While Mayweather has no experience in MMA and McGregor would obviously be heavily favored, they don’t call him ‘Money’ for nothing.
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