If Conor McGregor is to be believed, there will be no more talk of Floyd Mayweather fighting in the UFC… for now, anyway.
“The Notorious” took to Instagram on Sunday to declare that Mayweather is “out of these current fight negotations,” referring to the chatter concerning his boxing rival supposedly wanting to test his skills in the world of MMA.
McGregor also wrote that he is “happy for (Mayweather) in retirement” and that he will now carry on his own “negotiations”. These words are in contrast to recent comments by McGregor, in which he suggested that Mayweather would someday regret not taking the opportunity to rematch him under MMA rules.
Last August saw McGregor make his lone combat sports appearance in a massively hyped boxing bout against Mayweather that the boxing legend would eventually win by 10th-round TKO.
It is the only other fight that McGregor has taken since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205 in December 2016.
In the past few weeks, rumors of a possible move to MMA for the 40-year-old Mayweather were spurred on by comments from McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, UFC president Dana White, and Mayweather himself.