It’s Official, Floyd Mayweather: “I’m Coming Out of Retirement For Conor McGregor”
Floyd Mayweather made it official this week, saying he's coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor, in what would likely be his final fight ever.
The boxing superstar spoke to media in the UK recently and made some direct comments regarding the long-talked about McGregor fight, which could happen as early as June... if he can reach a deal to make it happen.
After telling everyone in the room to turn on their phones and record, Mayweather stated: "When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf," he said before, in a video by FightHype.com. "He was the A side. I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side. I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side. For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor."
"I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June," he added. "Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side. I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it."
Mayweather retired in 2015 following a win over Andre Berto, improving his record to 49-0.
Since then, he's maintained that he's retired, though most of the world believes he always planned to return for one last fight... and if he wins, he'd improve to 50-0, giving him the winningest record of all-time.