Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to two belts in two different weight classes simultaneously over the weekend, when he steamrolled Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden.
Now, the two-weight champ has his eyes set on another combat sports star: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
While celebrating his win over Alvarez at 1 Oak in New York City, the brash Irishman called out the undefeated boxer and laid out his demands for the fight. McGregor is willing to face Mayweather in a boxing match, but only if “Money” shows him the cold, hard cash.
$100 million, to be exact.
“He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match. He doesn’t want a fight,” McGregor told the crowd.
“Tell Floyd and Showtime, I’m coming. Tell him to go to them Showtime offices. I want $100 million cash to fight you under boxing rules cause he’s afraid of a real fight.”
“Floyd’s not ready for this. Much respect to Floyd, he’s a solid businessman. What he has been able to do, he’s a (expletive) animal at what he’s been able to do but as far as real fighting, as far as true, pure unarmed combat — Floyd don’t want none of this,” McGregor said.
“He does not want none of this.”
Throughout all of 2016, there was plenty of discussion about a potential superfight between McGregor and Mayweather, but the match never came to fruition.
Now that McGregor is more popular and accomplished than ever, however, could we finally see the bout take place?
McGregor said he hopes to take some time off to enjoy the birth of his first child. But you know McGregor is always looking for a big pay day, so we will have to see if Mayweather does his part to make things work this time around.
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