Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are now rumored to face off once again in a world-record-setting $1.5 billion USD fight. Undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather has revealed plans to face UFC star Conor McGregor sometime next year in a rematch of their 2017 bout.
Mayweather said he and McGregor have agreed to meet again, with only just a few details to be finalized.
“We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there’s been talks of both,” Mayweather, 45, said, adding that he would prefer an exhibition because “I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment.”
In 2017, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor dominated the world of combat sports with their historic boxing battle, which drew 4.3 million pay-per-view viewers and brought in more than $550 million USD. Since then, there have been rumors of a rematch because the fight’s success made way for significant crossover matches.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are reportedly planning to fight again in a $1.5 billion USD fight, that would break all previous records. The reports follow Mayweather’s declaration that he was in discussions to face McGregor once again last month. According to speculations, The Money Team and the UFC star’s management Paradigm Sports are currently negotiating a two-fight deal.
McGregor has suffered three defeats in his last four UFC bouts. He’s also taken time away from the Octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier. Nevertheless, McGregor confirmed his desire to return to boxing while attending the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.