Floyd Mayweather ducked Conor McGregor during one of the Irishman’s recent trips to Las Vegas, McGregor claims.
TMZ Sports caught up with the UFC lightweight champion and asked about fight negotiations the boxing legend. The interviewer told McGregor that Mayweather said all the UFC star would have to do is name the time and place, which set McGregor off.
"Floyd is a [expletive]," McGregor said. "He’s petrified. I flew to Las Vegas and he didn’t show his face. As soon as I touched down in Las Vegas, he retired twice."
The war of words and potential negotiations between the boxing and MMA stars has been ongoing for months now. Recently, there has been reports that the two sides were coming close to an agreement, but Mayweather shot down these rumors and claims he is "happily retired." This is despite a couple of recent interviews during Showtime boxing events, including one where Mayweather said he wanted to make the fight happen for the fans. McGregor felt the same way in a Q&A session back in late January.
McGregor is currently on hiatus from the UFC due to the upcoming birth of his first child, and he wants to meet with the new UFC owners at WME-IMG before stepping back into the Octagon again.
There have been several price tags during the negotiations thus far that have included Mayweather offering McGregor $15 million, and UFC President Dana White offering the retired boxing star $25 million plus pay-per-view revenue.