Is Floyd Mayweather teasing us or is he serious about stepping into the Octagon?
Mayweather, who beat Conor McGregor via 10th-round TKO in August, has recently posted videos of him stepping into the Octagon.
According to Showtime head Stephen Espinoza, Mayweather is meeting with him in Minnesota to discuss a few things, including the possibility of an MMA fight.
UFC star Conor McGregor has seen the videos of Mayweather in the cage, and gave his thoughts on the matter:
“Of course, I’m seeing all the stuff Floyd’s putting out, all the stuff in the media,” McGregor told Adam Glyn. “If it is [just hype], it will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it. I said I would do it and I stepped up and I done it. His time now. I went into his game, he should come into mine.”
McGregor would have the utmost respect for Mayweather if he does step into the Octagon:
“If he does do it, I know he’s flirting with it, I would have respect for him. I think it would get his earned respect then, if he was to step in [the Octagon],” McGregor said. “He’s engaging, we’re engaging, so we’ll see.”
McGregor discussed who he could be fighting next if it’s not Mayweather:
“I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent and we have many options,” There’s the current interim lightweight champion, there’s an undefeated Dagestani [Khabib Nurmagomedov], maybe a big Russian event, there’s obviously the [Nate] Diaz trilogy, of course the Mayweather fight is there. There’s many options. So we’re just at the table at the moment. Times is good, life is good,” McGregor said.
I think Mayweather would be crazy to step into the Octagon. At this age, a lot of bad things could happen, including the 40-year-old Mayweather getting seriously hurt.
If I am Floyd(and I wish I had his money), I stay far away from the Octagon.
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