Arguably the greatest fighter of all time, Floyd Mayweather, will be taking on one of UFC’s biggest superstars in the history of the sport. While this won’t be the first time they’ve suited against each other this will be possibly the greatest collab and fighting sports history. If everything goes to plan Mayweather is set to face off with Conor McGregor in November 2023, per Bleacher Report.
Floyd Mayweather is expecting a second fight with Conor McGregor in 2023, per @MailSport
Mayweather would prefer an exhibition fight but said there had been talks over a professional bout pic.twitter.com/s9L2mDaSu9
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 21, 2022
Prior to the possible fight next year, Mayweather, the 45-year-old, is gearing up as we speak to take on Mikuru Asakura on September 24th. Over the next few months, the future HOFer is looking to fight several times. Many believe he’s doing so to continue to remain relevant in the sports world. However, he spoke about how much he loves the sport and his idealogy over the next few months.
“I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023,” Mayweather stated. “We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there’s been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition.”
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Mayweather manages to accomplish the impossible by making both gentlemen extremely rich individuals no matter the outcome of the fight. He believed the crossover was good for the sport and allowed McGregor along with the UFC the exposure that he may have not had prior to the fight.
Since his $100 million payday with McGregor, he’s occasionally taken exhibitions around the world for millions. The three past fights he took were Logan Paul, Don Moore, and Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact, Mayweather looks at these fights as easy paydays and less effective on the body.
“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,” Mayweather went on to say.”