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According to Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather is ‘out of fight negotiations’

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Have we finally come to the end of this ridiculous back and forth between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather? Let’s hope so.

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Some semblance of sanity may have just started to return to the UFC.

After months of crazy talk about Floyd Mayweather coming into the UFC for a big paycheck to fight Conor McGregor, Conor himself has announced on social media that Floyd is out of the running as his next opponent. The UFC lightweight champ (for now) took to Instagram with a mocking tone on the subject.

I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement. My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games. I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes. Have a great retirement Junior. Now come here and give your old man a hug for old times sake. I’m proud of you son. Yours truly, Senior.

As for what is next for McGregor? All signs point to the winner of the Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York. Tony and Khabib are set to fight for the lightweight title still currently belonging to McGregor, and we have to wonder whether Conor will swing his weight around and try to keep their scrap an interim fight rather than have the UFC strip him of his belt.

The organization has already taken the featherweight title off McGregor when he won the lightweight title, and we have to imagine Conor isn’t a fan of approaching Jon Jones’ record for number of championships taken away. As we’ve learned many times in the past, the normal rules don’t seem to apply when it comes to Conor McGregor, so anything is possible.

As for Floyd ... hey, there’s always CM Punk.