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Despite multiple big-fight opportunities, the retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not interested in returning to the ring.

"A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but they have to fight because they have to," Mayweather told USA TODAY Sports. "I don't have to fight."

was in Brooklyn on Wednesday to promote a title fight between his fighter Badou Jack and James DeGale on January 14.

The former champion retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Even though he stepped away from the ring, he still has big-money fights on the table, everyone from former foe Manny Pacquiao to the 's .

Mayweather, however, is not interested.

"I just made $300 million for fighting Pacquiao," he said. "I'm okay. Like I said before, I'm happy with my position. Once again, the money don't make me; I make money. I'm well off. I make smart moves, and like I said before, I'm happy with where my career has went."

The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in May of 2015 was the most-watched PPV event of all time, drawing 4.6 million PPV buys and $400 million in revenue.

Mayweather also stoked the fire a bit about a possible return when he showed up to watch Pacquiao's November fight against Jessie Vargas. He told USA TODAY Sports that he only showed up to "do something different" with his daughter.

UFC featherweight and lightweight champion McGregor also said recently that he would fight Mayweather in a boxing match for $100 million.

Mayweather recently rebuked comparisons between he and McGregor, calling it "total disrespect."

Still, Mayweather is a businessman, and time will tell if the boxing great decides to return to the ring for one more fight against Pacquiao, McGregor or anyone else.


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