UPDATE (11/17, 10:45 p.m. ET): World Boxing News is reporting that during a conference for an event he is promoting, Maweather stated he is "not interested in fighting anymore" despite appearing at the Pacquiao-Vargas fight on Nov. 5.
While he’s busy making money, and making history, as the first two-division champion in UFC history, Conor McGregor has been a heated war of words with retired undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather took offense when a TMZ reporter compared him to the UFC featherweight and lightweight champ, as Mayweather called himself an elephant and McGregor an ant. In his first reaction to Mayweather’s comments, McGregor responded by simply telling Mayweather to say it to his face.
McGregor, however, later stated that he has his asking price for a boxing match with the 39-year-old Mayweather.
“I want $100 million cash to fight [Mayweather] under boxing rules cause he’s afraid of a real fight,” McGregor said.
McGregor stated following his history-making win at UFC 205 in New York City that he wants a stake of ownership in the UFC. Regardless of whether or not that truly plays a role in how long it takes before he fights again, McGregor is expected to be out of action until at least Spring 2017, as he is set to become a father in March.
If this crossover showdown were to ever happen, there are people who feel the bout could go McGregor’s way. Both UFC President Dana White and trainer Mark Henry, who worked with the man McGregor defeated in the main event of UFC 205, Eddie Alvarez, feel Mayweather would fall to McGregor and his abilities.