Talk of a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor continues, as the boxing star declares that if he fights again… it will only be against the UFC star.
“If I do fight, it’s only against Conor McGregor,” Mayweather told ESNEWS over the weekend. “That’s gonna be my only fight and not against nobody else because this matchup is just so intriguing. You have a fighter against an MMA fighter, one of the best MMA fighters to do combat and stand up and do it. He’s a strong fighter and when I look at him fight he’s a little faster than I thought he was so if the fight happens I can’t overlook the guy. I’m pretty sure — if we make the fight happen — I’m pretty sure he’s gonna push me to the limit.”
Mayweather has yet to call UFC president Dana White, who recently said all Floyd has to do is call to make it happen. But, Mayweather says his team already has dates in mind.
“I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a master plan to make that fight happen,” he said. “It hasn’t happened yet, but we locked down some dates. Me and my team, me and Al Haymon, me and Leonard Ellerbe we locked down some dates in different countries, in different cities in the United States. And you already know what my number is, 100 million [dollars]. That’s just the guarantee. We don’t talk about my number on the back end.”
As far as McGregor as an opponent, Mayweather says he’ll be tough.
“He’s tough. He’s a tough competitor,” he said. “You know every time he goes out there and fights, when he kicks ass he kicks ass in a standup position. So if the fight does happen, I truly believe it’s going to be record-breaking… ”