While fight fans, UFC president Dana White, Conor McGregor and members of the combat sports media are on the edge to see Floyd Mayweather officially announce his bout with the reigning UFC lightweight champion, “Money” isn’t.
Over the weekend, Mayweather was in London to help promote his fighter, Gervonta Davis, Mayweather told The Telegraph that he is very interested in the fight happening vs. “Notorious.”
“There’s no rush. The only fight that makes sense to me is the McGregor fight. I guess I have one more obstacle that I have to get over. When we make a move it’s going to be huge. When Floyd Mayweather fights, it’s history,” Mayweather said. “If I do fight, there’s a 90 percent chance it’s against Conor McGregor. When I get back to the U.S. I’ll call Al Haymon and see our next move. There’s no rush. The only thing I am chasing is my own records. And I mean pay-per-view records.”
Earlier last week, White and McGregor both stated that they have come to an agreement for the fight vs. Mayweather, a retired former boxing world champion. But Mayweather said he returned to the gym to spar with Davis recently.
“We have to give the people what they want to see,” Mayweather said. “The fans demand that fight; we have to give them what they want to see to make them happy. I think this year I’ll be back at number one in Forbes’ (list of athletes’ net worth), in a matter of time. This kid (Davis) has had me back in the gym, sparring a little bit. When it’s time to do what I have to, I’ll look tremendous and sharp.”