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Sport Floyd Mayweather hints (yet again) at Conor McGregor rematch

00:25  20 january  2020
00:25  20 january  2020 Source:   boxingjunkie.com

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Shortly after Conor McGregor 's win at UFC 246, Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to hint at a rematch with the Irishman sometime this year.

It took Conor McGregor all of 40 seconds to smash his way to victory on his octagon return at UFC 246 – and former foe Floyd Mayweather was almost as quick to use the opportunity to tease a rematch between the pair.

Here we go again.

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Moments after UFC’s Conor McGregor snuffed out Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds of the first round in the main event of UFC 246 in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather was probably reclining on a divan somewhere in his McMansion, flexing his fingers, gearing up to press send on his phone.

If you are one of Mayweather’s 23 million Instagram followers, chances are you saw a pop up early Sunday morning of a mock fight poster featuring Mayweather on the left and McGregor on the right, with the words “Mayweather-McGregor 2 2020” running across the middle.

Either you began salivating in anticipation or you rolled your eyes so hard you nearly snapped a nerve ending.

Dana White: If Conor McGregor wins at UFC 246, ‘he will get that shot at the title’ against Khabib Nurmagomedov

  Dana White: If Conor McGregor wins at UFC 246, ‘he will get that shot at the title’ against Khabib Nurmagomedov Dana White reiterated his plan to rematch Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov if McGregor wins at UFC 246.During an interview on Thursday with Jim Rome, UFC president Dana White confirmed McGregor will decide his own destiny with a victory on Saturday night.

Floyd Mayweather has dropped the biggest hint yet that he will face Conor McGregor once again - but this time it will be in UFC instead of the boxing ring. Floyd Mayweather wants to fight Conor McGregor under UFC rules. The pair fought in a lucrative Las Vegas fight in the ring last August.

Floyd Mayweather stopped Conor McGregor in the 11th round of their boxing match in Las Vegas last AugustCredit: USA Today Sports. Both Mayweather and McGregor have been going at each other online in recent months as the pair create talk of a possible rematch to their August 2017 fight.

Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) is retired (for now) but he has clearly not lost his touch when it comes to the art of public relations. On a night that saw McGregor, before a rabid near-sold out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena, return to his winning ways, Mayweather had to make sure he stole some of that thunder.

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So how serious is Mayweather? Depends on who you talk to.

The latest PR blitz recalls Mayweather’s provocative Instagram last November, in which he appeared in fight garb with the caption, “Coming out of retirement in 2020.” Around the same time, he hinted that he and UFC boss Dana White would collaborate somehow in 2020, although nothing concrete has materialized.

White, however, did indicate to ESPN that serious negotiations for a potential match-up involving Mayweather were not far off. “Some things have to play out (first),” White said, “and then I’m going to start talking to (Mayweather’s promoter Al) Hayman (sic) maybe this summer and then I’ll have something for Floyd in the fall.”

McGregor earning $3M for return bout vs. Cerrone

  McGregor earning $3M for return bout vs. Cerrone Conor McGregor will look to take his first step toward reclaiming UFC gold on Saturday, but the Irishman remains untouchable when it comes to earning green. The former two-division champion will pocket $3 million for his return fight against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 246, according to Damon Martin and Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting, citing figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Meanwhile, Cerrone will earn $200,000, with another $200,000 coming if he wins.McGregor will probably take home far more than the disclosed figure once extras like pay-per-view points are added, which the UFC doesn't release.

MMA fighter Conor McGregor hinted that though he might want a career in Irish politics, he definitely wants a rematch with his favorite arch-nemesis Floyd

Conor McGregor says he wants another crack at Floyd Mayweather -- and with all that he's learned from their first fight, McGregor says he's 100% confident he would get that WIN! "I would like to rematch him under boxing rules, again ," McGregor said to Tony Robbins during a recent interview

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McGregor himself has done his part in stoking the flames for a rematch. During fight week, McGregor told ESPN that he “would like to rematch Floyd,” and that “I wasn’t sinking into my shots like I am now with my boxing coaches that are drilling specific boxing things into me again. I know I’d beat Floyd if we rematch … WHEN we rematch.”

Later in the night, Mayweather decided to have a bit more fun with photoshop by posting a similar mock fight poster involving him and UFC’s Khabib Nurgamedov, who mauled McGregor into submission in 2018.

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According to ESPN, after the McGregor fight, White said “Floyd has been blowing him up all night,” but offered no further details.

Mayweather was recently named “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

White: Khabib-McGregor 2 'will be the biggest fight in MMA history'

  White: Khabib-McGregor 2 'will be the biggest fight in MMA history' UFC president Dana White is adamant that Conor McGregor's next fight will be for the lightweight title and says a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov would be massive for the company. "The Khabib fight is what makes sense," White said after McGregor's win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, according to TSN's Aaron Bronsteter. "It will be the biggest fight in MMA history. It will break all records, and it will be insane." McGregor, who finished Cerrone in 40 seconds Saturday night in Las Vegas, met Nurmagomedov for the first time at UFC 229 in October 2018. The lightweight champ submitted McGregor in the fourth round of his first title defense.

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Floyd Mayweather appeared to call for a rematch with Conor McGregor , after the latter marked his return to UFC by UFC President Dana White has previously indicated McGregor 's next fight should be a rematch of UFC 229, when he lost by submission in the fourth round to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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