Conor McGregor needed just 40 seconds to TKO Donald Cerrone on Saturday night in Las Vegas and Mayweather, McGregor’s past boxing rival, later shared a mock-up of a poster for a potential rematch between he and “The Notorious” on Instagram:
The poster—adorned with the UFC logo as well as Mayweather’s promotional and broadcasting partners—teases that Mayweather is aiming to fight McGregor again in 2020. Their first meeting took place in August 2017 and the massively-hyped crossover bout between Mayweather and the then-UFC lightweight champion proved to be one of the most successful combat sports pay-per-views in history.
Since then, both men have suggested there could be a rematch, with no concrete plans being set and Mayweather appeared to have once again settled into another retirement. However, the 42-year-old was recently seen at an NBA game talking to UFC president Dana White and White confirmed that the two worked out “a deal,” the details of which have yet to be disclosed.
At the UFC 246 post-fight press conference, White again mentioned that he and Mayweather have been talking, but would only say that “Floyd is in our plans and we are in Floyd’s plans this year. We’ll end up doing something.”
Update: Mayweather later shared a poster of him vs. Khabib.