Since Conor McGregor's "retirement," rumors have been flying around the media as to what will be next for for the current UFC featherweight champion. Obviously, his retirement was short lived, but there's yet to be any official announcement as to who his next fight will be with and when it'll take place.
One of those rumors, and the least logistically feasible, has to do with another retiree. No, not Georges St-Pierre, but boxing champ Floyd Mayweather.
There's a slew of reasons, mostly contractual, as to why this will probably never happen, but that hasn't stopped both fighters from fanning the fire. McGregor tweeted out a mock-up poster of the two fighters and Floyd Mayweather, Sr. went on record saying that his son was "talking to a MMA fighter" about a fight.
The hype became so much that even UFC president, Dana White, couldn't deny the possibility any more. He responded to the rumor by giving an open invitation for Mayweather to "call him" if he wants to fight McGregor.
Mayweather has yet to take White up on that offer (at least as far as we know) but that doesn't mean he hasn't given up on the idea, quite the contrary. This past weekend, Mayweather sat down with ESNEWS to talk about the McGregor fight, stating that it would be the only fight that he'd come out of retirement for.
"If I do fight, it's only against Conor McGregor. That's gonna be my only fight and not against nobody else because this matchup is just so intriguing. You have a fighter against an MMA fighter, one of the best MMA fighters to do combat and stand up and do it. He's a strong fighter and when I look at him fight he's a little faster than I thought he was so if the fight happens I can't overlook the guy. I'm pretty sure - if we make the fight happen - I'm pretty sure he's gonna push me to the limit."
You can watch the full video of Mayweather's video below.