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Floyd Mayweather says he's the biggest name in MMA and boxing, no longer pursuing Conor McGregor fight

It seems all of Conor McGregor’s big fight plans are vanishing one by one.

After news broke that "Notorious" wouldn’t be getting a lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York, the Irishman’s much-sought after bout against Floyd Mayweather will not see the light of day, either.

That’s because the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world recently told Fight Hype that his attempts to make the dream fight happen didn’t go anywhere — probably because of this — and now he’s moving on.

"I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on. It’s so crazy that ya’ll talk about fighting Conor Mcgregor. Now there are so many fighters in boxing that want to fight Conor Mcgregor. But I was the first, once again. I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don’t even compete no more. That’s so great. That’s the great thing about my career."

Of course, it’s safe to assume most of the combat community didn’t actually think this bout had a remote chance of happening, as McGregor is under an exclusive contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

As for Mayweather, he is currently enjoying retirement after walking away from the boxing world shortly after his victory over Andre Berto last year. And even tempting nine-figure offers haven’t been sweet enough to lure him back into the ring.


As for McGregor, there are still plenty of fights to partake in and millions to be made, as a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz or rematch against Jose Aldo are strong possibilities.

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