This is like the Jason Voorhees of combat sports stories: It dies a spectacular death over and over again ... only to come back to terrorize Camp Crystal Mania in new and grotesque ways.
Blame this guy.
That includes a new report from FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd, no stranger to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White or the mechanics of mixed martial arts (MMA). Cowherd has (cough) "intel" suggesting Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement to box UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Transcribed by MMA Fighting:
"News I believe is gonna break here in about two weeks... I have already booked two rooms, September 17th and 18th in Las Vegas. My intel is Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. I got a call then somebody else sent me something [Sunday] and Saturday. We've booked rooms in Vegas. [It's happening] this September. Mayweather did have a very bad last pay per view gate: 550,000 people, he tries to get two-to-three million. So I think this is the most profitable fight for CBS and Mayweather. CBS has been working with Mayweather for years. That's why his fights are on Showtime, because CBS owns Showtime. So Les Moonves [President and CEO of CBS] and the CBS peeps have decided, 'let's talk to the Fox - UFC peeps' and you've got Fox and CBS, you've got UFC, you've got boxing, you've got Floyd, you've got Conor. It's gonna make a lot of money for people."
Unless, of course, it's just one big PUBLICITY STUNT.
After moving up to welterweight and getting finished by Nate Diaz, McGregor has been making headlines for everything except fighting. First he retired, then un-retired, then tried to box Mayweather, then attempted to rematch Diaz, and will now get naked.
So much for this.