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Mayweather warns McGregor: ‘I will be waiting to punish you again’

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Floyd Mayweather made it known Sunday that if Conor McGregor opts against retirement, he wants a piece of the former UFC two-division champion.

“If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time? Now you’re quitting!” the former world boxing champion commented on one of McGregor’s Instagram posts. “I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again.”

McGregor shook up the MMA world early Sunday morning, announcing his apparent retirement via Twitter. He later explained that he’s walking away because he no longer finds the sport exciting.

Mayweather warns McGregor: 'I will be waiting to punish you again'

Mayweather welcomed McGregor to boxing in August 2017, stopping the Irishman via 10th-round TKO in the second-biggest combat sports pay-per-view of all time.

The win extended the 43-year-old’s boxing record to 50-0. Mayweather retired after the contest and has not stepped into the ring since.

McGregor returned to the UFC after his match against Mayweather, but fell short to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title bout in October 2018. In January, “The Notorious” beat Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246.