Conor McGregor is supposedly wanted by the Irish cartel after he punched the wrong person at a nightclub a couple of months back, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finds the whole thing hilarious.
McGregor has not seemed concerned about the reported bounty the cartel has on his head, but Mayweather doesn’t want the story to die. On Wednesday, the undefeated boxer shared a screenshot of a headline claiming McGregor is a wanted man and mocked his former opponent.
“I already f—ed you up in 2017 now they about to f– you up in 2018,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “You’re about to start your new year off with a bang.”
Mayweather also included an emoji of a coffin.
As you might expect, McGregor couldn’t resist firing back.
While McGregor and Mayweather are unlikely to ever fight again, that hasn’t stopped them from taunting one another in recent months. Even after they squared up, the two don’t want to let their feud die.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has downplayed any talk of him potentially coming out of retirement to fight in the UFC, but Dana White insists it is still a possibility.
White appeared on FS1’s “Undisputed” on Thursday, and he was asked about Mayweather recently stressing that he only said he “could” fight in the UFC and not that he “would.” The implication was that it’s not going to happen, but White revealed that he has a meeting scheduled with Floyd’s people.
“What I said was don’t count anything out on him coming over to the UFC,” White said. “Anything is possible. I did not believe that McGregor-Mayweather would happen and it did, so anything’s possible. I actually have a meeting with those guys today — with (Floyd’s) crew.”
White also said he is interested in getting into boxing in 2018, so perhaps that has something to do with why he is meeting with The Money Team.
Mayweather has said that he could make $1 billion if he agreed to a three- or four-fight deal with the UFC, but that seems highly unlikely for a 40-year-old with no MMA experience. He would probably only go into the octagon for a one-time spectacle fight. The fight fans would want to see is Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, and McGregor seems like he has been trying to antagonize Floyd on social media. However, the two are in different weight classes.
With all the money that was made in the Mayweather-McGregor fight, it’s no surprise White still wants to be in business with Mayweather in some capacity. That’s probably why he is doing his best to keep the buzz alive.
“I never said I was going to fight in the UFC,” Mayweather told FightHype. “I didn’t say that. I said if I wanted to, and what I could do. Would and could do is different things. I’m not going to do it though.”
“They talk about ‘oh yeah Floyd said he’s fighting in the UFC for a billion dollars’. That’s not what I said.
“Exactly what I said is this: If I made over a billion dollars before, I could do it again. If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can.
“I could do it in three fights, or even four fights, I can make a billion dollars if I choose to get in the octagon and fight. Fight three or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor in the octagon.”
The likelihood of Mayweather following a 3 or 4-fight plan in the UFC seems quite unlikely considering he’s 40 and hasn’t fought in MMA before. He would need to train extensively before his first fight, then would need recovery time before his following fights.
If he were to go into the octagon for a big payday, a one-time spectacle fight against someone who has a lot of marketability but limited MMA experience seems much more plausible. You know, someone like this.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. could potentially come out of retirement for a rematch against Conor McGregor, but the fight may not take place where everyone would expect it to.
On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamato that he has had discussions with Mayweather about the undefeated boxing champion potentially fighting in the Octagon.
“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” White said. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that s— ends up happening.”
While the idea sounds extremely far-fetched, White was quick to point out that the same was said about Mayweather’s boxing match against McGregor before it actually happened.
“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility,” he added. “Mayweather vs. McGregor f—ing happened. Anything is possible.”
Mayweather got the UFC buzz off and running earlier this month, when he said during a live social media stream that UFC officials have reached out to him. The 15-time champion speculated that he could make $1 billion by signing with the UFC.
“They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back,” Mayweather said. “I can come right back. If I wanted to, I can come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three- or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
Okamoto notes that there would be serious obstacles to Mayweather fighting McGregor in a UFC setting, as the two are in different weight classes and Mayweather would face an even bigger disadvantage in the cage than McGregor faced in the boxing ring.
No matter how crazy the numbers were surrounding Mayweather’s boxing match with McGregor, it still seems insane to think a 40-year-old with no MMA experience is going to fight in the UFC. We wouldn’t count on it happening.
The pay-per-view numbers for the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match have finally been released, and they’re pretty sizable.
Showtime announced on Thursday that the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather in late August did 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.
The large amount places the McGregor-Mayweather fight as the second-most purchased pay-per-view fight in history behind Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao, which did 4.6 million buys.
Mayweather has now been part of the four-most purchased pay-per-view fights in history, and the only two that did over 4 million. His 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya generated 2.4 million buys, and his 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez did 2.2 million buys.
Floyd Mayweather took a trip to China, and he ended up with a pet panda — sort of.
While in China, Mayweather paid nearly $15,000 as an adoption fee to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The fee gave Mayweather naming rights to a 1-year-old panda for a year. And guess what Mayweather named the panda for now? TMT Floyd Mayweather.
The panda was previously named “Maodou.”
Mayweather shared some photos on Instagram from his trip to China. In one post, he said he was paid $3 million for the trip.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been engaged in a legal war with his ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson for years, and the latest shot is being fired by the undefeated boxer.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Mayweather has filed a lawsuit against Jackson alleging that the actress stole an undisclosed amount of money from him while the two were dating. Mayweather claims Jackson took cash from around his house without permission and gained access to his credit card accounts to go on shopping sprees. The lawsuit claims Jackson even had the items she bought shipped a secret location so Mayweather would not know about the purchases.
Mayweather’s lawyers say Floyd did not find out about the alleged stealing until a mutual friend told him Jackson had been bragging about it. Mayweather says he grew to trust Jackson because of the way she stood by him publicly when he was being criticized.
“As a result of that confidence, Mayweather, who’s education ended at eighth grade, did not audit or otherwise inspect either his cash or his credit card statements for theft by Jackson,” the lawsuit states.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a perfect 50-0 after he defeated Conor McGregor over the summer, and that is the way the 15-time champion’s record is going to stay.
Earlier in the week, a report from TMZ claimed that Mayweather has told people close to him that he is considering fighting one more time. While the thought of another nine-figure payday must be appealing to the man whose image is all about money, Mayweather insists he is remaining retired.
“I’m happily retired,” Mayweather said while touring China on Wednesday, via the Daily Mail. “I’m not fighting no more, no matter what the price is.”
Mayweather added that any reports about him coming out of retirement are “fake” and “all lies.” The 40-year-old was also quick to remind everyone that he doesn’t need to fight to keep the gravy train rolling.
“Coming here with 23 people has been a great experience and it doesn’t hurt to get paid $3,000,000 to simply visit and vacation here in luxury for a few days,” Mayweather said of the appearances he has been making in China.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. had thousands of dollars worth of property stolen from his home in Beverly Hills this week, according to a report.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that someone in Mayweather’s crew returned to the boxer’s $26 million mansion on Tuesday afternoon and noticed a window was broken. When the man entered the home, he determined that expensive luggage, sunglasses and other items were missing. Police are still trying to figure out how much was stolen, but it was said to be at least $10,000 worth of possessions.
Mayweather just purchased the home in September, and TMZ reports that the 15,000-square-foot mansion has a top-notch alarm system. It’s unclear why the alarm was not triggered.
Mayweather is in China this week, so it’s possible the person who broke into his home was aware he was overseas. Unfortunately, break-ins of this nature have become more common as social media keeps us informed of where athletes and celebrities are seemingly at all times. We saw something similar happen to an MLB star during the World Series earlier this month.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has unofficially retired on more than one occasion over the past few years, but it’s hard to turn down a nine-figure payday. And if another one of those presents itself, there’s a chance Mayweather could change his mind once again.
TMZ reports that Mayweather has been telling people in his inner circle he is considering fighting for a 51st time. Ending his career with a 50-0 record after beating Conor McGregor seemed like exactly what Floyd wanted, but he has apparently been training hard and is still in fighting shape.
It seems like the only fight for Mayweather that would make sense is a rematch with McGregor, considering the 15-time world champion could likely make at least another $100 million if he agreed to it. However, McGregor is still under contract with the UFC and is expected to get back to mixed martial arts fights. Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza told TMZ that he doubts a Mayweather-McGregor rematch would happen.