Floyd Mayweather is inclined to come out of retirement to face Conor McGregor again, however solely for the proper payday, SportVectru reports.
“If I could pick an easy $300 million, absolutely,” Mayweather told Shannon Sharpe on his “Club Shay Shay” podcast earlier this week when asked about a rematch with McGregor, according to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin. “Same way, same results.”
Mayweather has been retired since an August 2017 victory over McGregor, a former UFC two-division champion, in one of the most rewarding bouts in fight sports activities history.
However, “Money” did compete in an exhibition match against kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa at a Rizin FF event in late 2018, earning a first-round TKO stoppage.
The 43-year-old isn’t always eager on dealing with a young, up-and-coming boxer due to the fact he prevented serious Genius injury his whole profession and desires to hold it that way. But if he receives an provide for a much less unstable matchup, such as the McGregor rematch or a bout towards UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, he would take it for the proper price.
“Your health is your wealth,” Mayweather said. “So as far as me going out there and competing against a guy like Conor McGregor, or a guy that’s really inexperienced. Absolutely (I’d fight Khabib Nurmagomedov). Those are $300-million fights.
“You have to make it make sense. Real sense. Certain type of dollars. I need to have my faculties also. I had my time. I had my era. It’s these young fighters’ era now. It’s OK for me to go fight a Khabib or a Conor – with those two fights alone, I could pick up $600 million. That don’t hurt to fight guys that just entertain. It’s all entertainment.”