After dismantling Eddie Alvarez with a 2nd round knockout Saturday night at MSG, Conor McGregor challenged Floyd “Money” Mayweather for the second time, offering to put $100 million on a potential boxing match. In a video posted by TMZ Sports, McGregor is quoted, saying, “Much respect to Floyd. He’s a solid businessman. What he’s been able to do, he’s a fucking animal at what he’s been able to do. But as far as real fighting…Floyd don’t want none of this.” This is the second time McGregor has called out Mayweather since August, when he was asked the question at a news conference in Las Vegas.
The win at MSG was the 28-year-old Dublin native’s second in a row, after defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August in a rematch of March’s UFC 196, where McGregor suffered only the third defeat of his career (21-3 as a professional, since 2008).
Mayweather, who retired with a 49-0 (26 KOs) after defeating Andre Berto on Sept. 12, 2015 in Las Vegas. He reportedly has no interest in coming out of retirement to face McGregor, in a boxing or UFC match.
As great as this fight would be to watch, coming from someone who has sat through maybe three complete fights in my entire life, don’t count on it ever happening. Mayweather made $700 million off of his winnings alone throughout is 20-year career.