Back in 2017, Floyd “Money”Mayweather and Conor “Notorious” McGregor fought in a boxing match that put Mayweather’s undefeated record on the line. This is the fight that made Mayweather 50-0, and since that time, he has only done exhibitions and showcases. Having said that, Floyd and Conor have been in talks about a rematch, for years.
There have been times when Mayweather has shown zero interest in this type of fight, but now, it looks like the rematch will, indeed, happen. According to TMZ Sports, https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/21/ Floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-boxing-match-2023-ufc-mma/ Mayweather came out and said that he wants to fight McGregor in 2023 and that it would be a professional fight that counts towards his record.
Mayweather at age 45 has retired from boxing for the third time after he beat McGregor on Aug. 26, 2017, by TKO in the 10th round for his 50th career win. He has never lost a professional fight. Mayweather has also fought in several exhibition matches since his retirement most notably against internet personality Logan Paul in 2020. He’ll face MMA fighter and YouTube celebrity Mikuru Asakura in Japan on Sunday.
As for McGregor, he’s still making his UFC comeback after losing to Dustin Poirier in 2021 via technical knockout with a broken tibia. He’s lost three of his four UFC fights since boxing Mayweather, including back to back losses to Poirier. UFC president Dana White said in June that he hopes McGregor can return to the Octagon by the end of 2022 or early 2023 after recovering from his injury.
Mayweather then went on to talk about his asking price for the fight, noting that it will have to be a substantial amount to get him out of bed.
“They already talked to me about my number that I’m going to receive,” Mayweather said. “9 figures. You know we gotta start at least 100 million for Floyd “Money” Mayweather.”
It’s hard to imagine these two ever fighting each other again, but for now, Mayweather is aiming for a match in Vegas at Allegiant Stadium. This is an event that would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars, and it will be interesting to see if it all comes together.