Floyd Mayweather’s uncle confirms he IS in talks to fight UFC duo Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same day in historic world-first boxing double header
- Floyd Mayweather is planning to fight Conor McGregor and Khabib on same day
- His uncle has revealed Mayweather is in talks with the UFC duo over his return
- Mayweather’s last fight in the boxing ring came against Mayweather in 2017
Floyd Mayweather’s uncle has revealed his nephew is planning to fight UFC duo Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same day in what would be a historic double header.
Mayweather is locked in ongoing talks to fight McGregor and Khabib in the boxing ring as he plans to return to the ring.
And his uncle has said Mayweather wants to fight McGregor and Khabib in a sensational ‘day and night’ double header.
Floyd Mayweather wants to fight Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on same day
Mayweather appears committed to facing McGregor for a second time on his boxing return
The legendary boxer is keen on fighting both McGregor and Khabib on his return to the ring
Jeff Mayweather, Floyd’s uncle, told VegasInsider.com of his potential return: ‘Floyd is talking about the possibility of fighting McGregor and Khabib in the same day, which he could easily make happen. There have already been talks with Floyd and Dana White about making a deal.
‘Floyd is no longer the top of his sport, but he’ll beat both of them. He could beat both of them back to back, one in the day time, one in the night time – it doesn’t matter, they’d have no chance, it’s easy for him.
‘Floyd said one in the daytime and one in the night, it’ll be something that’s never been done before. Double pay-per-view, expensive a** buy. He’d knock Conor’s a** out early because if he knows he has a second fight coming, he’s not going to put on a show like last time. He’d beat the s***t out of Conor.
‘Floyd is a master of planning these things. He’s the one that always turns nothing into something huge. These things are expected of him. It’s evolution, times change. You’ve got to roll with it, and if you don’t roll, you lose.
‘Why would he stay retired when he can fight UFC guys that couldn’t beat him up if he was f*****g 60 years old? At some point he does need to retire, but if he’s gonna be fighting guys who never really boxed, why not carry on? He’s gotten more than these guys could ever learn, so why not take the money?
‘I’m sure it’s gonna be hard for him to come back because he has been out of action for a while, but he’s gonna get back into that same old mode – and when he gets into that mode, you pick any UFC fighter in the damn world, they’re not gonna touch him. Simple.’
UFC president Dana White (right) feels a big money deal is there to be done with Mayweather
Mayweather, himself, said last week that he is open to the idea of arranging a rematch with McGregor and a bout with his UFC rival Khabib.
The 42-year-old has been drumming up speculation with a series of social media posts, taking to Instagram to promote ‘Mayweather McGregor 2, 2020.’
The undefeated boxing legend added more clarity while recently speaking as a guest on the Drink Champs podcast.
‘I even talked about fighting Khabib and Conor in the same day,’ Mayweather revealed.
‘Khabib in the day and Conor at night. You pay one fee, probably $250 (£190), and you get both fights.’
UFC president Dana White has made no secret of his willingness to facilitate a second blockbuster Mayweather-McGregor showdown, after the first meeting went down as one of the most lucrative in boxing history.
Speaking about Mayweather on air in the immediate aftermath of McGregor’s recent UFC victory over Donald Cerrone, White appeared convinced something could happen.
‘We’ll see what happens. The discussions are always ongoing. They never stop,’ he said.
‘You know Floyd is going through money fast. He’s far from retired, and that rematch will happen at some stage.’
Mayweather, who has won all 50 of his professional fights, fought McGregor in his last bout in August 2017.
The American knocked McGregor out in the 10th round to collect a $100m (£77m) cheque.