The world wants a fight between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
The chances of it actually happening appear to be somewhat slim at the moment. But what we do know is McGregor definitely wants in on the action.
He even went as far to say Mayweather is “afraid” of him during a Q&A with LAD Bible, as transcribed by MMA Mania.
“Floyd is afraid of fighting,” McGregor said. “Floyd doesn’t want to fight. Floyd wants a boxing match. And I’ve already said ‘No problem. Get my (expletive) money!’ and when he gets my money then we can box in this boxing match under these set of specific rules that will keep you alive. So, I’m here. Where’s my money? Because if you keep dropping my name and you haven’t got my money then I am going to show up at your front door. So we will see. But Floyd does not want to fight me. Floyd wants a match under a specific set of rules. I don’t need rules. So I’m open. Let’s see what happens. Right now it is just talk.”
A potential McGregor vs. Mayweather showdown would probably have to take place in 2017, if it ever happens. McGregor is scheduled to fight Eddie Alvarez in a championship bout at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in November.
Another wrinkle is Mayweather usually fights in Las Vegas, but McGregor won’t fight in Nevada because of a fine he received for his actions during the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference.
There appears to be some roadblocks in the way of a McGregor-Mayweather fight. Hopefully for the fans, these stumbling blocks are sorted out before it’s too late.
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