Floyd Mayweather has made a goodbye to the game in 2015 but the MMA fighter is back for a final showdown against the Irishman Conor McGregor, the two square off in 2023.
Mayweather made it easily to 10th round stoppage win in their 2017 bout to extend his professional record to 50-0, surpassing the great Rocky Marciano’s long-standing 49-0 record.
Since then, the American has since been involved in a numerous lucrative exhibition bout, taking on Logan Paul in a non-scored bout in June 2021 with a meeting against his Japanese counterpart MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura taking place in Saitama the coming weekend.
But another meeting with McGregor is on the cards with Mayweather confirming he is in final negotiations with the Irishman.
“I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023,” Mayweather told The Daily Mail.
“We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition of a real fight. But there’s been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition”.
“So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”
However, Mayweather has claimed, “I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment.”