In their first fight in 2017, Mayweather Jr. defeated McGregor by technical knockout (TKO) in the 10th round, extending his professional boxing undefeated streak to 50 victories and 0 defeats.
McGregor has since been calling for a rematch and he could as well get his wish if we are to go by Mayweather’s recent comments.
“Man if they pay I’m there to play,” he told TMZ Sports.
“If they’re paying cash Conor I’ll whip your ass… again
“I do what I do everywhere, I pick up the money I get paid to tell my story.”
McGregor switched from MMA to boxing for his first-ever professional fight in the sport to take on one of the best of his generation and for much of the fight, Mayweather’s superiority shone through.
Floyd Mayweather who has a 50-0 record, finally ended the fight in the 10th round but speaking to Revolt TV earlier this month the 43-year-old claimed he could have finished it earlier, saying, “I took it seriously, but as I said before, I wanted to have some fun in the fight.
“I wanted to entertain people. So you know, just lead with that style that I had which was entertaining, it was fun, so that the people enjoyed it. So you have to give people a show, so I gave people a show. If I wanted to go out and f**k him up and blaze him right out the gate, I could have done that. But you know, my thing is if I would have done that, there probably wouldn’t be a part two.”
The Notorious has one win and one loss in his UFC career since returning from boxing. He lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has also been linked with a fight against Mayweather, in October 2018 before another 15-month absence.
He returned in January 2020 to defeat Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds and has talked about fighting three times this year.
According to reports, McGregor’s next fight is expected to be against Justin Gaethje in the summer and preliminary talks have already begun.