Will Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Happen? ‘Absolutely,’ Says Boxing Great

January 29, 2017

Conor McGregor said during a 60-minute pay-view-view interview on Saturday that his next fight will be a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. While the fight still faces several hurdles, including McGregor’s exclusivity with the UFC, Mayweather responded with a very confident “absolutely” when asked by Jim Gray later in the evening on Showtime if the fight will happen.

“Can we make this fight happen? Absolutely,” Mayweather said. “That’s what everyone wants to see and of course Showtime is the biggest and the best in the business so hopefully a Showtime pay-per-view, we can make it happen.”

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You can catch the interview between Mayweather and Gray below. To the footage!

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  • clarkw

    Maybe this is Floyd’s way of showing Mac he ain’t sh!t when it comes to his career. I can see the UFC suing Mac for breach of contract and see him losing his fortune in legal battles. If they fight, Floyd gets richer and Mac loses his fortune. Smart move by Floyd.

    • MikeMcK

      If Floyd promotes a fight with Conor as he normally does he could be sued as well. Wouldn’t happen though. The UFC would just get an injunction and Floyd would honor it.

    • Joey

      Dude, the whole Floyd vs. Conor beef is P.R. bulls–t made to drum up interest. It’s not like these guys actually hate each other. Floyd is basically helping Conor by lending legitimacy to the idea that UFC fighters should make more money. It’s win-win for both. If the fight never happens (which is likely), they don’t lose anything but gain plenty of exposure in the meantime. Conor (and all UFC fighters) benefit from highlighting the comical discrepancy in pay. If the fight does happen (unlikely), it will only happen if a huge payday is offered, which is good for both and especially good that the bar for UFC fighters would be raised to be comparable to that of boxers. Both fighters have a perfectly good excuse for losing a fight that’s outside their discipline. It’s a marketing stunt for their personal brands, and the animosity is part of the act. The only way the fight would happen is if there were somehow enough fan interest that the UFC thought they’d actually make enough money to joint-promote the event and have enough to pay both fighters on par with what Mayweather normally makes. That’s unlikely, but trust me, the UFC would be plenty happy if that happens.

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    But how does this happen legally?

    I dont mean his UFC contract, I mean how do they let a decades experienced world champion boxer fight a guy with no boxing record?

    Would it have to be an exhibition or something?
    Although I guess money goes a long way, especially in california

  • Trip

    I seriously doubt this fight ever happens! The only way I would ever pay for this fight is if they make it a 2 for 1 (which will also never happen). First fight in the ring and the second fight in the octagon! Everyone, including Mac, knows he cannot beat Floyd in the ring. He can’t even beat Nate in the ring! Mac is just looking for a GIANT pay day. And there’s isn’t anything wrong with that. If he gets it, well good for him.

  • TheCerealKiller

    If anyone wants to see this, be prepared to pay the usual $100 for a Floyd PPV. Like I said before, Conor will never defend a title. He’s going to push for this fight and then disappear.

    • Scoobykater

      Oooh, this sh1t-head can predict the future, lol!

    • XDH

      That would be a very smart move.

    • BigE

      Conner beat some tough guys, but they were tailor made for him. Nurmogov would destroy him. Conner know that so he will never fight him. He will run to boxing or some other excuse as TheCerealKiller says.

  • himmler adams

    Conor vs Flyd is a clown fight more like a WWE event for fun. Conor is not a boxer and will get destroyed by Floyd. Conor will look worse than CM Punk did in his UFC debut.

    • DrE

      I don’t think you understand the style dynamics. It would be a good fight even though it is a retarded spectacle

  • Joey

    Uhh, “Can we make this fight happen?” is not the same as “Will this fight happen?”

  • DrE

    Floyd isn’t going to take this. If he gets caught by Connor that’s lights out. He’s too old to walk into that kind of risk at this point in his career. It’s simply not in his blood. He’s a dancer in and out of the ring. He dances away from exchanges in the ring and dances away from fighters at the top of their game outside the ring. If he fights again he’s going to cherry pick something overwhelmingly in his favor like he always does

  • BigE

    oh man, I wish I could bet you 50 bucks on that fight because Nurmagomedov, indeed talkinga bout Nurmagomdeov – easier to call him the Russian, I think will destroy Connor. Stand up, Connor can hang with anyone but on the ground he is like a fish out of water. He throw on roundhouse kick, get taken down and dominated the rest of the fight.