Floyd Mayweather continues war of words with Conor McGregor
Rumours continue to circulate about a super-fight between the pair15:04 Monday 6 March 2017, 15:04 6 Mar 2017
Floyd Mayweather has continued to goad Conor McGregor as the possibility of a super-fight between the pair continues to linger.
Mayweather is currently touring the UK to talk about his career and speaking to the Telegraph he said: "The difference between me and him is this: He has to fight. If I was him and I was smart, before I lose again in the UFC I'd let Floyd Mayweather kick my ass for a lot of money. It makes business sense.
"There's a difference between being an employee and an employer. If someone says 'I want to fight Floyd Mayweather', I can simply say 'yes, let's make it happen'. But when you've got a guy like Conor McGregor he has to talk to Dana White. Dana has to talk to Dana's bosses.
"Conor's not a shot caller. When they said 'Why is Floyd Mayweather not fighting Manny Pacquiao?', it was because Manny Pacquiao had a boss. I don't have a boss. We could have easily made the fight happen years ago. Everything happens for a reason," he added.
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Picture by: John Locher/AP/Press Association Images
Mayweather forgot to mention though that Pacquiao still had a boss when they eventually agreed to fight in May 2015. Many believe the American was waiting for the Filipino to slow down to make it a safer fight to take.
When the bout eventually happened, Mayweather coasted to a unanimous decision after Pacquiao injured his shoulder in the fourth round.
I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival. pic.twitter.com/z9EcxBJaDr— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 15, 2017
McGregor and Mayweather have been embroiled in a social media battle for the last number of months and with the American still retired and with no fight on the horizon for the Dubliner, talk of a super-fight between the pair will continue to rumble on.
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