While fans continue to speculate if Floyd Mayweather will return and who will it be against, there’s reports that say he’s close to a deal to square off against… UFC star Conor McGregor.
According to The Sun, both fighters have agreed to the fight, but details such as the purse and contracts have yet to be worked out.
“Floyd went mad after Conor said he would crush him and knock him out in 30 seconds, he’s obsessed with making Conor eat his words,” a source says. “Floyd is calling the shots. It’s strictly boxing and Conor will have to lose roughly 25lbs.
“It was agreed in principle on May 2, but Floyd wouldn’t reveal the identity of his opponent until last night when he told friends he’ll be fighting Conor.”
Several people within the industry say the reports are false. MMA insider Ariel Helwani tweeted: “Absolutely no truth to this McGregor-Mayweather story. I can’t believe people are actually falling for this nonsense.”
A) McGregor has a UFC contract. He can't just go fight Mayweather. And b) do you really think he would agree to those pay terms? C'mon now.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 6, 2016
This comes on the heels of news that Mayweather’s team had filed trademarks for “TMT 50” and “TBE 50”, indicating that he would be returning for another fight to attempt to break Rocky Marciano’s record by going 50-0 in his career.