Floyd Mayweather addresses UFC rumors, Conor McGregor incident in Brooklyn


Floyd Mayweather has been teasing his desire to fight in an MMA fight, especially after defeating the UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in the ring, and now he's saying that if he decides to come out of retirement (again) it will be for the Octagon.

During tonight's Showtime broadcast of Lara vs. Hurd, Mayweather told ringside reporter Jim Gray he's still weighing a comeback, but only in the UFC.

If Mayweather goes into an MMA fight, he said it would be at 145 pounds.

"I spoke with Showtime, I spoke with CBS".

In the wake of McGregor's highly publicized melee, Mayweather believed it was only right to get in a subtle shot of his own. "I spoke with Showtime, (and) I spoke with CBS. But Showtime and CBS has to be involved if I do a multi-fight MMA deal".

"Is it possible that I come back?"

The retired boxer also weighed in McGregor's rampage at UFC 223 media day this week, which resulted in injuries to multiple fighters and led to McGregor's arrest for assault and criminal mischief.

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Once Mayweather mentioned McGregor, Gray asked if McGregor's arrest Thursday in NY following an ugly incident after a press conference for UFC 223 at Barclays Center would disqualify McGregor from consideration as Mayweather's MMA opponent.

"Outside the ring you have to carry yourself as a gentleman", Floyd Mayweather said of Conor McGregor.


"I feel that when you have reached such high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way", Mayweather said.

"We don't know", Mayweather said, which prompted Gray to ask if Mayweather wants to try MMA.

Mayweather did not mention an ideal opponent, but McGregor has to be a leading candidate considering the potential payout, and the fact that Mayweather said he'd only make this move "if the money is right".

Asked again if he would come back, Mayweather responded, "Absolutely". The brash Irish fighter was silenced when Mayweather picked him apart in an eventual 10th-round stoppage.

"The money is going to be insane".