Conor McGregor ‘is in talks with Floyd Mayweather over a stunning boxing rematch,’ as the UFC superstar posts cryptic post hinting at a second bout by sharing picture of their 2017 clash and writing ‘I accept’
- Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor in their huge clash back in June 2017
- The pair are reportedly in discussions over holding a second match in the future
- McGregor has hinted at a possible rematch in a post on his Instagram account
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are reportedly in talks over a stunning boxing rematch.
It has been five years since Mayweather taught the UFC superstar a boxing lesson, securing a tenth round TKO victory.
Fight Hype have reported that the pair are in discussions over holding a second bout, with McGregor adding to the speculation with a cryptic post on social media.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are in talks over a rematch to their 2017 bout
McGregor, who has not fought in almost a year since suffering a horrific broken leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier, shared a picture of his clash with Mayweather on Instagram on Thursday evening.
Alongside the picture, he hinted at the pair facing off one more time as he wrote: ‘I accept.’
Mayweather’s victory against The Notorious proved to be his last ever pro fight, taking his record to 50 wins and zero losses or draws.
It’s uncertain as to whether a rematch between the pair would be another exhibition bout, or whether Mayweather would make it one more professional fight.
Mayweather’s victory over McGregor was the final pro bout of his career and has a 50-0 record
From their original fight, Mayweather reportedly earned a massive purse worth around $280million, with McGregor taking $130million.
The fight was McGregor’s first and only boxing fight, and has since suffered three defeats in his last four UFC bouts.
Speaking to Sky Sports, while attending the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, McGregor confirmed that he intends to step back into the boxing ring in the future.
McGregor said: ‘Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there.
McGregor has stated his intentions to return to the boxing ring one day in the future
Mayweather dominated McGregor and took a tenth round TKO victory against the UFC star
‘Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s just being written, it is just the beginning.
‘But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future.’
Mayweather’s last exhibition bout was against old sparring partner Don Moore on a helipad in Dubai.
The American will travel to Japan for another exhibition in September, this time against MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura.