Mayweather Discusses McGregor Incident and his Future in MMA

Arnold Nichols
April 9, 2018

The biggest boxing event of 2017 saw millions around watch undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather finish his career with a flawless 50-0 record against mixed-martial arts fighter and first-time professional boxer Conor McGregor.

Mayweather told Showtime: "I feel that when you have reached such high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way. If I do come back, Showtime and CBS has to be involved".

"I can do whatever I want, when I want to, and how I want to", he added.

After bumping his total wins up to 50-0 in a controversial bout with UFC star Conor McGregor, it looked as though Floyd Mayweather was ready to hang his gloves up for good.

Mayweather's history includes charges including domestic violence and misdemeanour battery, including a charge levelled at him from an ex-girlfriend and while not many are condoning McGregor's conduct of late, they were quick to remind Floyd that he is no angel. "But outside the ring, you have to carry yourself like a gentleman". McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after a UFC media event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in which McGregor allegedly threw a metal dolly at a bus window.

In the same interview, the retired 41-year old said that he's done boxing and would only consider a switch to the Octagon if the money was right. Both fighters walked away with record-setting paydays after Mayweather defeated the debut boxer via a tenth round TKO.

If Mayweather was to make his debut in MMA he would most likely fight at featherweight (145 pounds). There is much regarding Mayweather's potential return from retirement that is unclear at this point, but he is adamant about one thing: he will not compete in the ring if he comes back.

There's no question how lucrative a Mayweather MMA fight in the UFC would be.

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