Floyd Mayweather is coming out of retirement.
And it is to face Conor McGregor.
“Mayweather” told FightHype recently that he is ending his retirement and wants to face the reigning UFC lightweight champion in June. The former boxing world champion has been on an extended vacation in Europe.
“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf,” Mayweather said. “He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side. For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side, I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.”
Mayweather, a perfect 49-0 in his boxing career, has not fought since 2015. McGregor claimed the UFC title in November with a victory over Eddie Alvarez.