WATCH: Floyd Mayweather hints at possibility of fight with an MMA fighter
Rumours have abounded that he is set to take on Conor McGregor in a "super fight"11:05 Sunday 8 May 2016, 11:05 8 May 2016
Floyd Mayweather has hinted that a super fight with an MMA fighter is "possible".
Reports emerged on Friday suggesting that the worlds of pro boxing and mixed-martial arts could collide, with claims that the unbeaten Mayweather could come out of retirement to take on UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Mayweather's father also claimed that his son had told him that he will fight "some kind of MMA fighter".
However, respected MMA journalist Ariel Helwani poured some doubt over those claims:
Absolutely no truth to this McGregor-Mayweather story. I can't believe people are actually falling for this nonsense. ... (Cont'd)— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 6, 2016
A) McGregor has a UFC contract. He can't just go fight Mayweather. And b) do you really think he would agree to those pay terms? C'mon now.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 6, 2016
Regardless of the veracity of the rumours, Mayweather seemed to fan a few flames by suggesting that a bout against an MMA fighter is "possible".
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