Fans Get Excited By Mayweather’s MMA Cage Entrance on Twitter… Conor McGregor Responds…
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been retired for almost six months now. It seems like his favourite retirement activity is stirring up the masses. This time he posted on Twitter a video of himself entering an MMA cage, looking lean, toned, and fighting fit.
The video has naturally created a wave of speculation surrounding his future. Mayweather’s retirement fight last year was against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. After dominating against the Irishman, Mayweather won after a 10th round stoppage. He has a remarkable 50-0 professional record, with 27 KOS. Many consider him the greatest of all time.
Of course, Mayweather’s video has further hyped up people hoping that he will be making a UFC appearance in a rematch against McGregor. ‘The Notorious’ has guaranteed that he would crush Mayweather in a ‘real fight’. After their fight, McGregor immediately demanded a rematch under MMA rules.
Let’s be real. Mayweather is 40 years old so the chances of him fighting under MMA rules anytime soon are very slim. We’ve seen the likes of CM Punk cross over to MMA and struggle. There are no guarantees that even six months or a year of training would have Mayweather prepared for a fight.
However, in case anyone forgot, his nickname is ‘Money’ for a reason. Mayweather is the richest sports star in the world. Hypothetically he could afford the best coaches out there. He’s also said that he could earn up to a billion dollars by appearing in the octagon. The American has had to squash rumours encouraged by UFC President Dana White that he would come out of competitive retirement and make a UFC appearance.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 30, 2018
The actual video doesn’t reveal anything about Mayweather’s intentions. Shot at Syndicate Gym in Nevada, a physically impressive Mayweather strides shirtless into a cage, looking directly into the camera. That’s all we get.
We can dream though. McGregor hasn’t fought since his defeat to Mayweather. Meanwhile, his most recent appearance in the octagon was way back in November 2016 when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight belt. If the UFC could pull off matching the pair, it would be the combats sports coup of the century.
Hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2018
McGregor Strikes Back
You have to wonder if McGregor has his phone set to vibrate every time Mayweather posts on social media. It didn’t take long for him to respond. His tweet can be seen above. By signing off as ‘Senior’, McGregor is probably taking a dig at the fact that the boxer’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. has handed himself into police for domestic violence allegations.
That incident reportedly happened in Las Vegas the very night of Mayweather Jr.’s fight against McGregor. By keeping their feud going the pair are making sure that their rivalry would still be relevant if a lucrative enough offer for a rematch were to arise in the future.
Fans longing for this fight to happen, even if it’s just to see how Mayweather responds to being put in a rear naked choke, should enjoy this video. It’s probably the closest we will get to see ‘Money’ actually fight in MMA.