With Floyd Mayweather insisting that he is planning to come out of retirement to enter MMA, betting on a hypothetical MMA bout that sees him take on Conor McGregor has begun.
Though it’s highly unlikely a rematch between the two will every take place, a Las Vegas sportsbook has posted odds on the fight.
According to ESPN, the Westgate SuperBook has placed McGregor as a -1,000 favorite over Mayweather, who opened has opened as a +650 underdog. While the sportsbook will begin taking bets, it mandates that the fight must be MMA only and take place before Sept. 1, 2019.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Mayweather claimed he was serious about a future in MMA, and plans to apply for a license and begin training. He did, however, point out that it would take months of training before he is ready.
“Everything takes time,” he. “Eventually, we’re gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight.”
Mayweather earned a TKO win over McGregor in August in a massively-hyped boxing match.
Mayweather is 41 years old, and no one is giving him a real shot in MMA.