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Mayweather willing to come out of retirement to face McGregor

Mayweather willing to come out of retirement to face McGregor

Undefeated Floyd Mayweather acknowledged that he could return to the ring to face mixed martial arts (MMA) star Conor McGregor of Ireland in a quirky fight in June.
“Because of Conor McGregor I am coming out of retirement, just for a fight against Conor McGregor,” Mayweather said in a video posted on the FightHype website.
“I never want to hear your excuses, money, from the UFC,” said Mayweather, referring to the obstacles that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the main promoter in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), could put to combat. , for its acronym in English).
McGregor is under an exclusive contract with the UFC, but Mayweather asks him to sign a document with that organization authorizing him to a fight in June.
I’m officially coming out of retirement for Conor McGregor; We have no time to lose, we are going to do this m… which will take place soon, in June, “he added in the video, filmed during a public event.
Retired since September 2015, Mayweather expects to receive $ 100 million for this fight, while guaranteeing $ 15 million to McGregor and dividing the percentages of proceeds on pay-per-view television.
The only condition that he has set is that the fight be carried out under the rules of boxing, and not the Vale Todo de MMA.
The American, nicknamed “Money”, and now 40 years old, has raised more than 800 million in his career and is considered one of the best boxers in history, remaining undefeated throughout his career, with 49 victories in equal numbers. of fighting.
The 28-year-old McGregor has 21 wins and three losses to his name.
The Irishman has made a name for himself for his raucous statements and ultra-aggressive style.
“I don’t want to hear any more excuses about money, about the UFC,” Mayweather said. “Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight with me in June, plain and simple, let’s fight in June, if you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.”
McGregor is on hiatus awaiting the imminent birth of his first child, with his girlfriend Dee Devlin, who is due to give birth in May. AFP

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