Even though the pair made an estimated $600 million when ‘Money’ comfortably defeated the UFC icon in 2017, Conor McGregor is not interested in a rematch with his undefeated boxing adversary, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In response to Mayweather’s latest remark that a rematch with McGregor in 2023 was being explored as either an exhibition or a legitimate fight, McGregor wrote on Instagram, “#notinterested.”
Nearly five years have passed since Mayweather and McGregor squared off in a massive crossover fight in August 2017 in Las Vegas. ‘Money’ easily defeated the UFC superstar via tenth-round TKO.
Even though the pair made an estimated $600 million when ‘Money’ comfortably defeated the UFC icon in 2017, Conor McGregor is not interested in a rematch with his undefeated boxing adversary, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Recently, Mayweather asserted that a rematch between him and McGregor in 2023 was being discussed as either an exhibition or a legitimate fight. McGregor responded on Instagram by writing: “#not interested.”
Nearly five years have passed since Mayweather and McGregor engaged in a massive crossover battle in August 2017 in Las Vegas, with “Money” giving the UFC superstar a boxing lesson by easily defeating him via tenth-round TKO.
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mostly addresses Sports mail Mayweather went into detail about fighting McGregor once more and his plans for the remainder of the year.
In reference to an impending MMA battle in which he stands to make $20 million for just nine minutes of action, Mayweather remarked, “I want to go out there at the weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. “After that, I have a performance in Dubai in November and another one with Conor McGregor in 2023.
Whether it will be a match or an exhibition is unknown. However, both have been mentioned. I’d rather see an exhibit.
Mayweather responded, “I’m not into fights where I want to take any real punishment,” when asked why he would choose an exhibition.
McGregor was defeated by Mayweather via tenth-round technical knockout after the boxer outclassed him.
“So I don’t really mind squaring up against someone like Conor McGregor and men that don’t really hit hard, like YouTubers or UFC fighters, but not something where I want to put myself in a position where I’m going to damage myself or hurt myself.
With 50 wins and no loses or draws in his career, Mayweather’s fight with McGregor turned out to be his final professional contest.
In addition to his supposed gambling gains, which he has periodically mentioned over the years, he reportedly made roughly $280 million from the blockbuster fight.
Despite appearing to be a complete amateur, McGregor earned a whopping $130 million from his one and only professional boxing battle.
Paulie Malignaggi (36-8), a former welterweight and McGregor’s sparring partner, thought the UFC fighter was a weak opponent.
Malignaggi said to DailyMail.com in 2017 that he hadn’t trained before to their sparring sessions, so “just count it this way.” “You’ve got a problem if you’re going up against Floyd Mayweather,” he said, “if I can show up in 20, 30% shape, less than 24 hours [after] a cross-country flight, go 12 rounds with you, and get the upper hand for most of the 12 rounds.”
The MMA star’s team shared pictures of McGegor appearing to dominate Malignaggi during his training camp on social media. Malignaggi, a native of Brooklyn, claims he was forced to the canvas and that the pictures were deceptive and meant to inspire spectators to believe McGregor could defeat Mayweather.
Malignaggi referred to the throngs of McGregor supporters who purchased tickets and placed wagers on the boxer as “those who wish to be fooled.” The writing was on the wall, but they wanted to be duped.
Chris Van Heerden, a South African welterweight and another sparring partner, stated in 2017 to The Wall Street Journal that he did not “give [McGregor] any chance leading into the match.”
In his subsequent four UFC fights, McGregor lost three times. Additionally, he has taken a vacation from the Octagon since injuring his leg against Dustin Poirier.
Since fracturing his leg during his defeat against Dustin Poirier (above), McGregor has not competed.
Nevertheless, while taking part in the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, McGregor declared his intention to go back to boxing.
Boxing is his first love in the martial arts, he admitted to Sky Sports. The last time I was there, it was such a blast.
My return will undoubtedly be in the octagon for the UFC, but that story is far from over—in fact, it is just just getting started. But when it comes to boxing, I’ll absolutely return to the squared circle.
Asakura, an MMA fighter, will be Mayweather’s opponent in an exhibition battle this weekend in Japan.
This Saturday, September 24, Floyd Mayweather will face Mikuru Asakura in a live fight on FITE TV.