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Published: Thu, March 16, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Conor McGregor fight gains momentum with boxing champ's latest comments

Conor McGregor fight gains momentum with boxing champ's latest comments

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he has officially come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor and has set a deadline to arrange their prospective super-fight.

With an impressive 49-0 win record, the former welterweight champion will definitely be aiming to bow out in style with a victory against the MMA star. "You're the B-side; I'm the A-side". He then put pressure on the UFC superstar to get a deal done with the UFC so they can fight each other in June.

But Hardy, who was the first Brit to fight for a UFC title back in 2010, is convinced that Mayweather's ring-craft would see him leave McGregor on the losing side in any bout. "If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let's do it".

However, a lucrative return to the ring between Mayweather and mixed martial artist McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) lightweight reigning champion, has been mooted since early a year ago.

Mayweather disclosed last week that he is coming out of retirement only to fight McGregor.

"I can't believe it's going to happen, no disrespect to Conor intended", Hatton told Business Insider. This of course, is not an assurance the fight will happen.

"I don't want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC", he continued.

"So I'm like: 'If he's got his boxing licence, I don't even want nothing to do with that fight but I am wanting mine too and to get in on that, you know?" I'm the A-side. We're not here to cry about money.

By the way, Conor's bid to fight Floyd Mayweather is of similar magnitude to what Mayweather was reimbursed with after he fought Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. We're not here to cry about money. You blowing smoke up everybody's ass. I'm exhausted of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight.

But, the only concrete offer of $25 million has come from UFC president, Dana White.

"When people want to do things like break someone's record, and you want to do it so bad that you take on a guy that's never had a boxing match before, and then that guy starches you [laughs]", Rogan said. On the other hand, the current UFC champion has yet to respond.

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