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22 Jan, 2017
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Collins brothers offer to help McGregor beat Mayweather

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Collins, who beat Chris Eubank in 1995,  says that if McGregor is willing to be trained by his brother, Paschal, he could beat Mayweather.

If he comes up with my brother and does training in his gym, and if he gets a Mayweather fight, we’ll sit down and put together a plan for him to beat Mayweather and if he follows our plan, he’ll beat him. Everybody can be beaten if you put together the right plan. I know that from experience…I looked at Mayweather and said, ‘Do you know what, if Conor is going to beat him, this is how he could do it’. My brother Paschal and I sat down and we put together a strategy, one day chatting, on how we would prepare him to fight Mayweather. We would show him how to win…We communicate with him and John Kavanagh’s his trainer, he’s a great guy. John Kavanagh knows that we are the boxing brains in Ireland. The only reason I’m saying that is because McGregor has the ability to do it. He’s a super athlete who can change his style. Some guys are set, ingrained in a certain way of fighting. He’s not. He can change. That’s what makes him great and that’s why he’s so popular.

21 Jan, 2017
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Kavanagh: A Mayweather fight would make McGregor’s training a lot easier

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Kavanagh says training for a Mayweather boxing match would be easier than the average MMA fight.

In a weird way, you’re getting prepared to fight one of the best boxers there’s ever been. But in another way, it would actually almost feel like a break for us because we wouldn’t have to keep up the other skill sets. In mixed martial arts your trying to work on seven or eight different skill sets. Whereas in boxing, it’s one…it’s just boxing. It’d almost be like a break to only have to work on one and not work on everything. If the deal is right and the two of them come to an agreement and that happens we’ll of course plan for that and bring in some of the experts. But I’ll still be playing my little role in the corner.

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White: McGregor doesn’t need Mayweather to sell PPVs

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White says McGregor can pull more pay-per-views than Mayweather, and talks about Manny Pacquiao’s earnings.

Here’s the thing, Manny Pacquiao ended up doing that fight and you hear all these numbers thrown around, but it’s something like Floyd got $250 [million], Manny got $100 [million]. It’s still a lot of money for both guys, but it’s not a big fight without Manny. Manny was as important in that fight as Floyd was…I’m going to tell you why Conor McGregor is still doing over a million pay-per-view buys and Floyd isn’t. Because Conor McGregor will fight anybody, anywhere, anytime, including Floyd Mayweather. He absolutely is that guy. Whether Conor fights Floyd or he doesn’t, there’s a line of guys that are ready to fight Conor that Conor will fight that are going to do over a million pay-per-view buys. Conor McGregor loves to fight and he is one of those guys that will take on anyone, anywhere. Floyd keeps putting this thing on his social media of Conor getting choked by (Nate) Diaz, but Conor fights.

20 Jan, 2017
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McGuigan: McGregor lacks financial ability to take on Mayweather

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McGuigan, currently training Michael Conlan in Las Vegas, writes about the financial aspects of a Mayweather-McGregor fight.

I can understand how Mayweather would be dismissive. Dana White’s guarantee of $50 million split down the middle does not reflect the power or the value of the respective sports. Mayweather would not get out of bed for $25 million, and McGregor’s record purse to date is the $3m banked for his fight against Nate Diaz. Clearly McGregor needs Mayweather more than Pretty Boy needs him. Indeed this is as much a challenge to UFC as it is to Mayweather, with McGregor unhappy with the money that filters down his way from a sport that changed hands for $4 billion dollars last summer. It is a pity McGregor quit boxing in favour of mixed martial arts as a kid in Dublin. You can see just by looking at him that he would have made a decent boxer if he had been exposed to the right environment and given an opportunity to develop.

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Woodley: McGregor can last a couple of rounds, but will lose against Mayweather

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Woodley says McGregor can survive in the ring against Mayweather.

I think it is going to happen this year. I have very strong insights that it will happen.Conor is from a karate background; he’s a striker by nature. He could probably last a couple of rounds… He will lose. He will lose convincingly but he could last at least six rounds.  “Conor has been known to take some crazy punches with 4-ounce gloves on. If you hit him with 8-ounce gloves on, it’s a different thing.

Woodley and Thompson share first thoughts on rematch at UFC 209 | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

18 Jan, 2017
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Report: Diaz in talks with Mayweather to join TMT

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After Diaz says he intends to get a boxing license:

I’m not doing it for a publicity stunt, I’m doing it because I love the sport of boxing. I want to win, I want to win fights for real and get out of this MMA shit that I’m not even into anyway.

BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor confirms with sources that Mayweather has reached out to Diaz about joining ‘The Money Team’ (TMT).

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Roddy: McGregor ‘more serious’ about Mayweather

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Striking coach Roddy says there has been a change in McGregor’s attitude to a potential fight with Mayweather.

He would mainly bring up Floyd in passing, but over the past month or two it’s started to become more serious. It was just chitchat before but now everything is a lot more direct. Saying that, I still have no idea if this fight can ever happen, but it definitely seems to be getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.

As to McGregor’s performance:

We all know what happens when Conor lands that left hand. It doesn’t matter who it is, if that hand lands on your chin you’re going to sleep. It’s kind of like a trade off between their two skill sets. We know that Conor can knock anyone stiff, but will he be able to land a solid connection on Mayweather, a guy who is probably the greatest defensive fighter of all time? Everybody has found that very difficult, but Conor poses a very different threat. Any time Mayweather has taken a serious shot, it’s always been against a southpaw. Conor is obviously a southpaw and he will be coming in and attempting to hit Mayweather from angles he probably hasn’t seen before because they come from different disciplines. Conor will be a lot bigger too. This is going to be a tricky fight for Mayweather because it won’t be like anything he has seen before in a traditional boxing match. Conor moves in such a unique way, it would be nearly impossible for Mayweather to get someone to replicate his style, especially because none of us have ever seen Conor contest a professional boxing match before.

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Rogan: McGregor can beat Mayweather using MMA gloves

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Rogan says McGregor can beat Mayweather if he uses MMA gloves:

Let me tell ya, here’s where Conor McGregor can win… MMA gloves. Let’s have a boxing match, with MMA gloves. Floyd’s had some serious problems in the past with his hands. And he uses those big ass pillow gloves because of it, and he’s been known to not really sit down with his punches. He just picks guys apart. There’s no doubt about it, Floyd is a masterful boxer but that’s a big transition for him, to fighting with smaller gloves.

Joe Rogan on Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Fight with MMA Gloves

15 Jan, 2017
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Mayweather: Why is Dana White making all the money, when McGregor’s fighting?’

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Mayweather talks about White’s offer.

The last time I made $25 million was ten years ago. I’m not bragging or boasting, I’m just telling the truth. I’m appreciative and thankful. $25 million is still great money. For the last however many years, my guaranteed lowest is $32m. But in the Canelo fight I made over $100 million. And Canelo and Pacquiao made over $400 million. Just me, sponsorship money leading up to the Pacquiao fight, that week I made something like $25-30 million. If I was so desperate and hurting for money I’d be back…I don’t want to talk to Dana White. Dana White was a player, he was a boss, but he was a small boss…so Dana is just an employee. I like Dana White, I don’t have anything against him. I remember when he used to carry my bags. Now he’s such a tough guy. All I got to say is this, ‘Why everytime Conor McGregor go out there and fight, Dana White makes more money than Conor McGregor when Conor McGregor go out there and fight.’

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Mayweather: I’ll coach Rousey if she’s willing

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When asked if he could help Rousey improve her hand work, Mayweather says:

I’ll work with her, if she’s willing to work with me.

Rousey has previously criticized Mayweather over domestic violence. Mayweather also talks about spending $250,000 in a jewelers, and investing.

I’m retired, but I still got the great life ‘cos I made smart investments. The key is smart investments. [I advise you to invest in] real estate. I have $1.2 billion in real estate. Surround yourself with a smart team. Like I tell a female, ‘Give me 1% of your trust, I’ll earn the other 99’.

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Mayweather: I’m a ‘businessman’ and ‘absolutely’ want to fight McGregor

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In an interview on Showtime tonight Mayweather is asked if he will fight McGregor.

Absolutely…I’m a businessman… We can do some crazy numbers. If it’s Conor McGregor, [coming back] makes sense for me. But if it’s anyone else, it doesn’t make sense. Not for me.

14 Jan, 2017
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White: Mayweather wrong to turn down McGregor fight offer

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White says Mayweather is wrong to turn down his $25 million offer.

First of all Floyd thinks he’s so much bigger than Conor — he’s wrong. Listen, Floyd’s gone undefeated for 20 years. I give him all the credit in the world for doing that. Conor’s been around for three or four years, and for him to think he’s a much bigger star than Conor isn’t true, and I’m not going to pay him way more money than I’m gonna pay my guy. We all know that $25 million is not peanuts, and so does he. He’s hanging his watch out the window. His watch is the problem, ok? If you’re wearing a watch that’s $250,000 you’re gonna $25 million real quick pal. And hey Floyd! Taxes are coming up too, buddy. They’re gonna be all over you, pal.. Floyd said that he made an offer. He never made an offer. It’s not true. I made an offer. OK. So if you’re serious there’s a real offer. Where do we go from here Floyd?

Dana White Tells Floyd Mayweather He's Dumb to Turn Down McGregor Fight | TMZ Sports

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Bayless: Mayweather is afraid of McGregor

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Bayless says Mayweather’s offer of $15 million shows that he is not interested in fighting McGregor.

What a bunch of delusional bluster from Floyd May-or-may-not-Weather Jr. He can sell this bologna to the people he pays to say yes to him, who surround him and hang around him all day long but I am not going to buy it because it’s obviously what Floyd May-or-may-not-Weather is doing. He’s making an insultingly low offer to Conor McGregor because there is no way he wants any part — even boxing under boxing rules — of Conor McGregor, who is now the baddest man on this planet. He is afraid of Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor is 28 years of age, Floyd is almost 40 years of age and he’s heading towards washed up. Because he has not fought anybody for a long, long time. He is afraid of what Conor McGregor, even under strictly boxing rules would do to Floyd’s 49-0 legacy, which is tainted forever. Some MMA fighter, what if he lost to an MMA fighter? Which he would. What he’s going to do, this is classic Floyd — he’s going to jab and he’s going to run and he’s going to jab and he’s going to run. Then he’s going to jab and then he’s going to run, run, run some more because he’s going to run and hide from Conor McGregor. Globally, Conor McGregor is much bigger than Floyd Mayweather. I’m sorry, he’s the draw in UFC and so he’s the global draw right now.

12 Jan, 2017
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Mayweather sends Rousey message of support

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Mayweather sends a message of support to Rousey, after discussing domestic violence.

Even though in the past they tried to make make me compete against a female, because of certain obstacles i have been through in my life. As far as domestic violence As far Only God can judge me. We never see any marks or bruises. No photos. Show me photos! I am guilty of restraining someone…I want Ronda Rousey to hold your head up. Keep believing…Her losing had a lot to do with taking time off…I don’t want her to think this is the end of the world. She’s hearing it from the best. She’ll be okay. Ronda Rousey, hold your head up. You’re still a true champion in our eyes. You made women’s MMA huge, so stay focused, go back to the drawing board and do what you gotta do. 2017 is a whole new year.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER TELLS RONDA ROUSEY "HOLD YOUR HEAD UP"; COMMENTS ON KO LOSS TO NUNES

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Mayweather: McGregor dodging fight

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Mayweather claims McGregor is dodging the fight.

I’m not just the face of boxing. I’m the face of MMA. I support all fighters. They go through a lot to get to a certain level…Conor McGregor, I want to tell everybody this, right now; does he really wanna fight? Absolutely not. I’m trying to see if he really wanna fight but we can’t make the fight happen because he’s not his own boss. And I want to world to know this, just two fights ago he was just (tap, tap) tapping out. He was just (tap, tap) quitting. A lot of fighters, legendary fighters, fighters of today, MMA fighters, they call me and say, Floyd do what’s right. Call me what you want to call me but I’m not a quitter. I thought he lost [against Nate Diaz]. If Conor McGregor is kinda stealing the Floyd Mayweather blueprint, the bars with the cars, the jazzy dressing…I mean I can’t knock him. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. Every fighter piggybacks off of the Mayweather name. I don’t even know him. I seen him (tap, tap) tap out…I’m an old man now I and I’m smart. And the best business move for me is Conor McGregor.

MAYWEATHER ADMITS MCGREGOR IS "BEST BUSINESS MOVE" TO FIGHT; INSISTS HE'S STEALING HIS BLUEPRINT

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Khan: Mayweather will fight McGregor and win

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Khan says that he believes that Mayweather will come back to fight McGregor, and that Mayweather will win the fight.

If [Mayweather] is coming back, he wants a huge, huge fight, a mega fight, and I think a mega fight would be against someone like McGregor. But with McGregor, he’s not going to be as good in boxing as he is in MMA. It will be a one-sided fight if Mayweather fights him…I met Mayweather and he came over to me and said ‘you’re a great champion, look the fight between me and you didn’t happen. He was very very respectful and said he’s love to work with me in the future, but I just don’t see him coming back.

11 Jan, 2017
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McGregor trolls Mayweather with ‘Call me CJ Watson!’ taunt

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McGregor posts an image to Twitter, showing him holding up an MMA and a boxing belt after defeating a Mayweather. The caption is a reference to Mayweather’s feud with NBA star C.J. Watson, who the boxer believed was sleeping with the mother of his three children – Jose Harris. Mayweather was convicted of domestic abuse towards Harris in 2015 and sentenced to two months in prison.

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Mayweather claims he offered McGregor £12m to fight

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Mayweather says that he offered McGregor £12m to fight.

We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight…My number was a guaranteed $100million (£83m). We’re the A-side and I don’t know how much he has made before but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t made $10m in an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15m (£12m), and we can talk about splitting the back-end percentage on PPV. But we’re the A-side. How can a guy talk about $20m or $30m if he’s never made eight or nine million?…Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight. Let’s make it happen…I’m probably interested in [coming out of retirement for] the Conor McGregor fight. I’m a businessman and it makes more business sense.

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White: McGregor will ‘kick Mayweather’s ass’

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White comments on Mayweather’s recent videos criticizing and calling out McGregor.

Floyd’s about this tall (points towards the ground), his hands are like peanut brittle, he has to wrap them a million times so he doesn’t break his hands. Floyd better hope he don’t run into Conor on the street. Let me tell you what, not only will Conor kick his ass, he’ll kick the (expletive) out of everyone of his security guards, too. I would love to be there when Floyd tries to slap Conor McGregor. I promise you, Floyd, you will never try to walk up and slap Conor McGregor and you know it, too…Let me tell you what, that fight will happen before Floyd walks up and tries to slap Conor, I promise you that, too. He’ll kick his head to another planet and then he’ll murder every one of his security guards…I don’t take away from what Floyd’s accomplished in boxing, but he’s stepping way over thinking he’s going to slap Conor. It’s hilarious.

Dana White Blasts Floyd Mayweather … Conor Would Kill Your Tiny, Fragile Ass | TMZ Sports

22 Dec, 2016
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White: McGregor-Mayweather fight will ‘never happen’

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White says McGregor and Mayweather will not fight.

Well there’s a lot of talk going on about this now. But let’s look at it this way. If they really fought, it would be ugly. It would be ugly for Floyd. Conor has more weapons and tools than Floyd Mayweather does…If they were to box, look at Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather. It was a fight that everyone wanted to see for years.  It took almost 10 years to make that fight and they are the same sport.  There’s no way this fight would ever happen.

20 Dec, 2016
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Mayweather Snr. watches McGregor-Alvarez

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Mayweather Snr. comments on McGregor against his son.

Floyd would whoop someone like his ass anyway. A jab would take care his ass all day…I think Conor McGregor is a talker not a do-er. Whatever he do in the ring…they’re not gonna let him get away with sweeping the feet, elbows and all that…Floyd can hit him jabs and stuff all night and cut him up.

Then he watches the McGregor-Alvarez fight.

I ain’t gonna say his fundamentals ain’t good. I don’t think his fundamentals aren’t bad. It ain’t up there with the man…My son gonna cut his beard for him.

Mayweather Sr. watches McGregor vs. Alvarez “A jab would take care his ass all day”

16 Dec, 2016
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Mayweather to Diaz: I’ll ‘put the finishing touches’ on McGregor

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In a telephone call, Mayweather tells Diaz that he has the support of “The Money Team” and offer to “put something on his trunks” before talking about McGregor. Diaz:

I thought I won that second fight too. He’s trying to hide from me now.

Mayweather:

Hey, Nate, tell me what I gotta do. Do I gotta? That boy is … aw, man. I see what you did to him, now. I’m gonna put the finishing touches on him.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SPEAKS TO NATE DIAZ ABOUT CONOR MCGREGOR; SAYS HE'LL "PUT FINISHING TOUCHES ON HIM"

13 Dec, 2016
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McGregor talks chicken and Mayweather

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McGregor clarifies that he didn’t fly in a private jet to Texas to get a chicken dinner.

There’s a place in my hometown, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. It’s called Texas Fried Chicken. The place that we were on holiday looks like that place. So we stood in front of that place and took a picture.  It wasn’t actually in Texas. Very good place though. They play football with the chicken. It’s still delicious.

He also talks about Mayweather.

Fuck Floyd. What’s Floyd gonna do? We’re looking for anyone. I’m the one with the numbers.

CONOR MCGREGOR SCREW FLOYD, I'LL BOX ANYONE Now Let's Talk Chicken!

9 Dec, 2016
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Roach: McGregor-Mayweather fight will never happen

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Roach talks about a possible McGregor-Mayweather matchup:

I don’t know how long his contract with UFC is, but they will never let his fighter fight a boxer in a boxing match. I’ve tried that once before, I went to Ari Emanuel…to talk about a fight one time and he said, ‘It will never happen in our lifetime’. If an MMA fighter fights with boxing rules the boxer wins. If you fight with MMA rules, they win. It’s two completely different sports. [McGregor] can punch a little bit, but can he punch as good as Mayweather or Malignaggi? Maybe he can go against a guy that can’t punch that hard…[McGregor] is not an accomplished fighter. Mayweather came to my gym, he said, ‘Freddie, I’m going to fight this guy McGregor’ and he said, ‘If you have a chance to train him, take that job because the fight’s gonna happen and you’ll make a lot of money’. And I said, ‘I would need five years to train him’…Mayweather is one of the best boxers in the world today…I’d love to see [a McGregor-Mayweather fight]. McGregor is fun to watch, he’s a character. I just don’t think he’s in that class of boxing.

FREDDIE ROACH LAUGHS AT CONOR MCGREGOR IN BOXING; REVEALS UFC OWNER ADMITTED IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN

7 Dec, 2016
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White: Mayweather ‘dead serious’ about McGregor fight

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White recounts a meeting with 50 Cent in New York:

I was at dinner in New York for 205, and we bumped into each other…When we were leaving he said to me, ‘When’s your boy going to fight Floyd?” and I said “My boy? Who are you talking about, Conor? Floyd doesn’t want to fight Conor.’ And he said, ‘He does. He’s dead serious about it.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know man. Call Floyd and see what’s going on’. So that’s how the whole thing got started up again…Look how long it took [Mayweather-Pacquiao] to get that done and they’re both in the same sport. I highly doubt this fight will ever happen.

50 Cent claims Floyd Mayweather seriously wants to fight Conor McGregor | FOX SPORTS LIVE

2 Dec, 2016
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McGregor: I’d go in there to knock Floyd out

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During the interview at Devenish nightclub McGregor talks about Mayweather:

If I focus with the work ethic I have solely on the sport of boxing, there’s no telling what I could do. I would not go in there just to show up, I’d go in there to knock [Floyd] out. That’s it. He can be hit, he’s been hit before. Age waits for no man also, so I know they know that. I know the size is on my side, I know the reach is on my side, I know the youth is on my side. There’s a lot to lose for them, so that’s why their scrambling… But that’s okay, I’ll leave them scrambling. I’ve got some other boxing opportunities and potential opponents in mind. Some previous Floyd opponents. They can bring in anyone in the game. We’ll see what happens.

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McGregor: ‘I don’t give a f-ck about Floyd!’

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McGregor is interviewed at an event in Devenish nightclub in Belfast.

Originally what happened was: Floyd called me out. i don’t give a f-ck about Floyd. I don’t fear no man, under no rule set…and he leaks a rumour that we were going to fight. But it opened my eyes a bit. And I thought, hold on, maybe I can pursue this. Maybe I can pursue the boxing side…We were in the background with negotiations. It’s their move now. Since I got that boxing license, Floyd’s fat manager came out, ‘Floyd’s in the bahamas. He doesn’t care about Conor’. Well I don’t give a f-ck about Floyd either…So I don’t need Floyd. I hold all the numbers. I don’t need Floyd.

Conor McGregor "I am still two weight world champ" "now I have my boxing license floyd is gone"

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Frampton: McGregor can’t beat Mayweather

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Frampton says McGregor cannot beat Mayweather.

He’s almost like sticking the fingers up to the UFC. He can say ‘I can do what I want’. I like him. Fair play to him. We don’t know [if he’s the real deal in boxing] yet. Give him a year or so and who knows? He comes from a boxing background…He can obviously punch very hard…I would love to [work out with him]. He’s someone I admire a lot.

Can he hang in there with Mayweather.

No-one can. Not at boxing.

Conor McGregor- Real Talk From N. Irish Boxing Star 'You Can Beat Mayweather' | TMZ Sports

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Woodley: McGregor’s boxing licence ‘not a bluff’

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Woodley says McGregor is not bluffing about boxing.

I don’t know if it’s a punk thing. If it’s something he’s doing, y’know [trying to] show the UFC that he’s the boss. He just ‘relinquished’ his featherweight title, which I don’t think he wanted two belts just to give one up. But, I don’t know what his motives are. For the fans and people who are thinking that this is a bluff, it’s not really a bluff. If Conor decided that ‘I wanna walk and take this $100 million fight with Floyd Mayweather’, no-one, including myself could knock him for doing that. Or [saying] ‘ah, he’s scared to fight’. That’s not really anything…I think [A fight with Mayweather] can be way more interesting than people realise. I can’t just see Floyd Mayweather going out there and just knocking Conor out in the first couple rounds. Conor McGregor, man, he does have some really good timing. If you watch him in his fights, and slow it down a few times. He’s slipping inside, outside. That four piece he hit Eddie Alvarez with, that was one of the slickest combinations I’ve seen in a very long time.

UFC's Tyron Woodley — If Conor Gets Mayweather Fight … He'll Never Fight MMA Again | TMZ Sports

1 Dec, 2016
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Posts picture of $100 million check

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Mayweather posts an image of $100 million check he received as purse for his fight against Manny Pacquiao.

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Mayweather: McGregor CA license means nothing

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The CEO of Mayweather promotions says McGregor’s newly-acquired California boxing licence means nothing:

He got a boxing license. Congratulations to him. Conor McGregor can say anything he wants to, but he has a boss, and his name is Dana White. He is under contract to the UFC, and if he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match he can’t because his bosses wouldn’t allow that to happen. They would never — and put this in bold caps — let him step into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather, because everyone knows what the outcome would be. He would get his ass beat from pillar to post…. I respect all fighters who step in a ring or the Octagon, but Floyd is in the Bahamas enjoying life. He’s not thinking about Conor McGregor or anyone else…What McGregor is attempting to do is take a page out of Floyd’s book from the marketing and promotional side by using his name. The quickest way to become famous is to align yourself with another famous person, and he’s done a good job of that.

30 Nov, 2016
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Kavanagh confirms McGregor-Mayweather talks

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Coach Kavanagh confirms McGregor and Mayweather are in talks for a potential boxing fight in 2017.

If the odds were good enough, I’d put a few quid on it for next year. I’m not breaking any news saying that there’s conversations going back and forth for the last year or so. Is it getting any close? I don’t know, but it certainly wouldn’t surprise me that it’s going to happen. He’s 49-0. I’m sure he wants that 50th fight. It’s a nice number. Right now, ask the average guy on the street, who do you want to see Mayweather fight, what fight’s going to get the most interest, and it would be a superfight with Conor. Certainly stranger things have happened in combat sports than a Mayweather-Conor fight. I wouldn’t be surprised by it, so who knows? It’s one of the many options that are there for Conor, so let’s see how the next couple of weeks go.

23 Nov, 2016
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Agent: McGregor ‘very interested’ in Mayweather fight ‘if it’s serious,’

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Attar says McGregor is interested in a ‘serious’ fight with Mayweather:

Look, it wasn’t something we started, right? It was something Floyd started and Conor responded in kind on social media. It’s obviously built up public interest. Part of that may have been Floyd testing waters — I really don’t know what his motives are. All I can tell you is we are very interested if it’s serious. Ultimately, I think we have to see if it’s real or not. That’s what it comes down to. Floyd may have been waiting to see if Conor is the real deal and I think how he handled his first adversity with Nate [Diaz], beating Nate the second time at 170 [pounds], dominating the lightweight champion, the first to hold two belts — I think he’s shown he’s for real. I don’t know if Floyd is enjoying the retirement life too much, if it’s a PR stint to keep the fun going of what he has going on in the boxing world,” Attar said. “Ultimately, I think we’ll find out soon enough if [his interest in fighting McGregor] is real or not.

19 Nov, 2016
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Mayweather Snr: ‘I would put McGregor’s ass to sleep’

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Mayweather Senior talks about how much he’d pay McGregor to fight.

I’d give him a penny. That’s a joke right there…If he know what’s good for his ass, he’d better go somewhere and sit down. Messing with the joy boy? No. If they want me to fight him. I’ll fight him. I’ll knock his ass out. If he fight with no feet and stuff that’s a whole different story. My son will whoop his ass anyway. I would put him to sleep. I’d put it on his ass for real.

Is McGregor the bigger trash talker:

They all talk the shit they want to talk. But, guess what, you see, I see, the world will see. when they get in the ring. Conor McGregor ain’t gonna whoop no damn Floyd Mayweather. No way…Elephant gonna step on him. Mash him. Crush him.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR. WARNS CONOR MCGREGOR HE'LL PUT HIM TO SLEEP HIMSELF; ROY JONES JR. AGREES

17 Nov, 2016
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‘I don’t have to fight’

Makes Statement

In answer to a question about whether he would fight Pacquiao again. Mayweather says:

A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but they have to fight because they have to. I don’t have to fight. I just made $300 million for fighting Pacquiao. I’m OK. 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.

When asked about his recent comments where he said he would return to the ring:

Different days, I say different things. Different days, I feel different ways. I feel different each day. Can Floyd Mayweather contradict himself? Absolutely. So that’s why I know when I contradict myself, it doesn’t mean I’m crazy. When someone puts up something I said in the past like, ‘Oh you said this, this day, well you said this, that day,’ I can contradict myself. I’m only human. I’m not perfect. God only made one thing perfect: my boxing record.

16 Nov, 2016
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Wants $100m to fight ‘afraid’ Mayweather

Makes Statement

At a bar 1 OAK in New York City, McGregor takes over the DJ booth, hijacks the mic and calls out Mayweather.

Floyd’s not ready for this. Much respect to Floyd. He’s a solid businessman on what he’s been able to do … he’s a f-cking 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. He wants a boxing match, he doesn’t want a fight. I want $100 million cash to fight him under boxing rules … he’s afraid of a real fight.

Conor Mcgregor — I Want 0 MILLION to Box Floyd … 'He's Afraid of Real Fight'

 

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Backs McGregor over Mayweather

Makes Statement

White says that McGregor deserves Mayweather’s respect.

Conor McGregor … if he touches you, you go to sleep. Floyd puts people to sleep too, with his fighting style, not with his hands. You know how Floyd knocks people out? When they’re not looking. Watch the Victor Ortiz fight. This kid’s just getting started. This kid’s 28 years old. Floyd can say what he wants about Conor, but even other fighters have to respect him. He’s special. Floyd’s never even come close to doing to other fighters what Conor does.

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