Our deepest combat dreams may be coming true sooner than we expected. Per a recent interview with FightHype, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has officially come out of retirement and has set his sights on a June showdown with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight king Conor McGregor.
“Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor,” said Mayweather. “We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s**t happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”
What does this mean? Is this progress in a rather tedious game of cat and mouse? While Mayweather has been all over the map lately, calling McGregor a dog without a bite and a smoke blower, “Money” seems to be doing everything in his power to actually step inside of the ring with “Notorious.”
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC,” added Mayweather. “Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side, I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.”
This proposed June date would coincide with McGregor’s current hiatus from competition due to paternity leave. Having officially reinstated himself, Mayweather is now putting ALL the pressure on McGregor and UFC brass to work out a deal if this is actually something they want to do. If it isn’t and it’s just another way for McGregor to pad his already iconic superstar status, then it’s time for all parties to shut up and move on with their own business.