Last week, UFC President Dana White said he and lightweight champion Conor McGregor had come to terms over the possible boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. After locking up terms with his own fighter, the next step for White is to deal with Mayweather and his team to make the fight a reality, and though White has yet to have the chance to do so, things seem to be looking hopeful.
Over the weekend, Gervonta Davis, a fighter Mayweather promotes, successfully defended his IBF junior lightweight title in England and afterwards, in the ring, Mayweather was asked about McGregor and if he was coming back.
““If me and Conor McGregor do happen to make the fight happen, which I think the fight will happen, I would love for [Davis] to be on the undercard. . . I had a great career, and my career may not be over. Number 50 may be against Conor McGregor, we’ll just wait and see.”
Mayweather didn’t stop there though, In the post-fight press conference, the McGregor question reared it’s head again and this time Mayweather put the odds at returning against McGregor as very favorable.
“If he signed the contract - I’m over here working, I’m always working. . . When I get back over to the U.S., I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll call Al [Haymon, Mayweather’s manager], I’ll get Al and Leonard [Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions] on a business call to see what’s our next move. There’s no rush. When we do make the move, most likely it’s gonna be a huge move. You already know, when Floyd Mayweather fights, it’s history.
“If I do fight, it’s a 90 percent chance it’s against Conor McGregor.”
But wait, there’s more!
On Sunday, Mayweather attended a meet and greet event with fellow undefeated boxing champion Anthony Joshua. Once again Mayweather was asked about the potential for him to return and he gave his most committed answer yet as to making the fight happen.
“They said Conor McGregor signed his end of the deal. I look forward to signing my end of the deal. I haven’t signed my end of the deal yet so once I get home, I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll talk with Al Haymon, I’ll talk with Leonard, and we’ll see what we come up with. We’ll put all our great minds together and we’re gonna have another superfight.”
And of course McGregor wasn’t going to stay quiet during all of this. The lightweight champion took to Twitter to call out Mayweather as “just a mouth” unless he signs the deal.
Solid work today.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 21, 2017
Sign your end Floyd or you are just a mouth. pic.twitter.com/YWCqoHWA2B
There’s still a long way to go but it certainly seems like both sides are confident that it will get made, and Mayweather especially believes it will be an enormous event.
“The next time Mayweather fights - if I fight, which most likely I will - I need a planet.”
Some free fights for y’all.
Bellator throwing up a free fight for y’all.
Couple of TTTHS’s from the weekend.
Highlights from LFA 12.
Severe MMA. Bellator London, Mayweather-McGregor, and UFC Sweden discussions.
Jack Slack. Alternate commentary from Daley vs. MacDonald from Bellator.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
I really, really hope the UFC doesn’t screw Maia out of another title shot.
Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley is getting that #UFC Welterweight Championship defense started early.Posted by UFC on FOX on Saturday, May 20, 2017
Al went on a journey last night and ended in the same place he started.
Everyone say a prair Sage north cut got his tonsils out— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 21, 2017
Thats y he won't fight me July 22— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 21, 2017
So I'll just have to beat the fuck out of tony Ferguson— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 21, 2017
Prayer I know... shut the fuck up I was drunk— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 21, 2017
Am*— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 21, 2017
What's Kevin lee got 20 20 max? Guy thinks he's rich stupid bihhhhh— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
He's almost as dumb as mike whatever— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
That guy that did the elbow— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
I'm your guy Sean Shelby— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
Yo @Reebok stinks ur guy had his tonsils out can't fight bahhhh you guys suckkk— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
Imagine sponsoring kids that can't fight over mother fuckers that can— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
Sorry Ari— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 22, 2017
@arielhelwani Magana was not rocked she took it like a G, but does have a busted lip.— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) May 21, 2017
Seems like the retreat was a disaster.
Well, I had to do it. I couldnt sit there any longer listening without speaking my mind. Let the chips fall where they may— kajan johnson (@IamRagin) May 21, 2017
Just make this damn fight already (unless Cyborg is suspended for punching Magana).
Speaks volumes that TJ is clowning Cody in the trash talk.
Just because you are winning a reality show don't get to confident we still will fight that's what matters more than winning a show https://t.co/s1ymfJ6YZi— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 20, 2017
This is legit.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
Hope everyone had a good weekend and enjoyed the tape delayed Bellator/live Invicta. Back for another week of action and this time its a rare, Sunday UFC event.
Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.
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