“The Notorious” took to Instagram on Sunday to declare that Mayweather is “out of these current fight negotations,” referring to the chatter concerning his boxing rival supposedly wanting to test his skills in the world of MMA.
I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement. My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games. I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes. Have a great retirement Junior. Now come here and give your old man a hug for old times sake. I'm proud of you son. Yours truly, Senior.
McGregor also wrote that he is “happy for (Mayweather) in retirement” and that he will now carry on his own “negotiations”. These words are in contrast to recent comments by McGregor, in which he suggested that Mayweather would someday regret not taking the opportunity to rematch him under MMA rules.
Last August saw McGregor make his lone combat sports appearance in a massively hyped boxing bout against Mayweather that the boxing legend would eventually win by 10th-round TKO.
In the past few weeks, rumors of a possible move to MMA for the 40-year-old Mayweather were spurred on by comments from McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, UFC president Dana White, and Mayweather himself.