Michael Bisping just spent some time in Las Vegas enjoying the perks that come in Sin City when you're a UFC champion. And in addition to tying more than one on during his visit, he also got some pretty juicy gossip regarding Floyd Mayweather's supposed reason for coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor.
"My bet is that the fight will happen," Bisping opined on a recent episode of his podcast, ‘Believe You Me.’ "Will it happen in June? I don’t know, that might be a bit too soon. But from what I understand, I was talking to someone in Las Vegas and I heard that Floyd recently got scammed out of a lot of money. The number was very, very big. I don’t think Floyd needs the money, but he wants to replace this money that he got swindled out of."
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has come out of retirement to fight McGregor because he was “scammed out of a lot of money”, - Michael Bisping pic.twitter.com/HoIfZvdzHh— UFC Related (@UFCrelated) March 14, 2017
Is Bisping referring to the recent burglary that went down at Mayweather's Las Vegas home while the boxing great was celebrating his 40th birthday in Los Angeles? Or is this a separate screwjob that has Floyd looking to replenish his Scrooge McDuck sized money vault? Bisping didn't say, and also gave the caveat that this news was information that came "from a friend of a friend of a friend."
But one thing he's certain about? If Conor McGregor manages to make this fight with Floyd happen and somehow beats him, it will cement his position as a legend in sports.
"It's a chance for Conor McGregor to become the greatest fighter of all time. It really is," Bisping said. "Because he did amazing in the UFC, and now ... if he wants to take out perhaps one of the greatest boxers to ever live, that would be something. You can't deny it."