Floyd Mayweather Sends Stark Warning to Conor McGregor

Suddenly it feels like it’s 2017 all over again. Conor McGregor has ‘retired’ for the third time. We’re putting that in inverted commas because does anybody actually believes the Irishman? In short, he is like the boy who cried wolf. As Ben Askren said, it’s probably a negotiating tactic.

However, it’s got the MMA world talking. Khabib Nurmagamedov and Justin Gaetjhe have already commented on the situation but another man has added his voice. Unbeaten boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has spoken out. In sum, he sent the Notorious a stark warning.

The pair fought in 2017 in Madison Square Garden. Mayweather won by 10th round TKO, but both men made a fortune. Check out ‘Money’s’ comments below. Is he angling for a rematch?

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Punishment

McGregor posted a picture on Instagram of a chocolate cake with the words ‘Happy Retirement Daddy’ in icing. However, Mayweather couldn’t resist the urge to respond. The Irishman had told Mike Tyson that he believes he would beat ‘Money’ in a rematch. The 50-0 boxer didn’t want to let that just go by.

“If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time? Now you’re quitting! I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again,” Mayweather responded in the comments.

Would you like to see that rematch?

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Return

Mayweather himself is also retired but he will be tempted to come back if there’s enough money. At the age of 43, with nothing left to fight for other than his bank balance, it would take something massive. A McGregor rematch might be exactly that, however, would it capture fans’ imaginations the same way? Probably not.

“If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make $600 million, why not?” Mayweather told Fight Hype. “And if I was to come back, why come back and fight a fighter that only can sell out little cities? I like to face guys that got countries behind them. If I am gonna do something, it’s got to be worth it.”

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Faking it

Michael Bisping also believes that McGregor is faking it. The former UFC middleweight champion and current ESPN analyst and commentator spoke about the issue on his Believe You Me podcast. In sum, he thinks it’s some kind of ploy. He said:

“It would appear from the outside that I don’t think anyone is convinced that he is actually retired. I mean, he’s a young man, he’s in his prime, he’s the biggest star this sport has ever seen. He’s bigger than all the other stars put together, to be honest. He’s the cash cow, simple as that. There’s money to be made and I don’t think he’s going to leave that.”“He has achieved a lot, he has a huge brand name, he doesn’t really need to fight again. So maybe there is [truth], but I doubt it is a real retirement.”

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