Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ready to make peace – not war – with former rival Conor McGregor. Money Mayweather has weighed-in on the UFC superstar’s upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
This week, Floyd dished on McGregor’s toughness and offered to let him train in his Las Vegas facility.
“Conor’s not gonna back down and he’s not a scared fighter at all, win, lose or draw,” Mayweather said at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City … “Conor gonna come to fight.” “I know that UFC got a training facility but we’d like for him to work out at the Mayweather Boxing Club.” “I don’t really have a prediction because I’ve never seen the guy fight that’s facing Conor McGregor — from what I know he’s a hell of a guy that’s on the ground — hell of a grappler — and he can wrestle.” “But, the fans want to see you stand up and fight. That’s what the fans like to see. But, Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor, like I said before Conor McGregor’s not gonna back down from anyone, he’s not scared, he’s a warrior.” (TMZ)
In June, Conor McGregor put a little respect on his name after landing on a Forbes highest paid athletes list.
The same week, Floyd Mayweather went to Instagram to flex his wealth over Conor and a few other notable sports heavyweights.
Back in March, Floyd talked about the idea of making a career move to MMA fighting.
“I can wrestle,” Floyd says … “My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s probably a 7 and I think we could take it up to like a 9.” So, how much MONEY will it take to lock Floyd for an MMA fight, possibly with Conor McGregor? “It’s all about presenting the right numbers and of course, they gonna present the right numbers and we gonna make it happen.” (TMZ Sports)