Considered by many as the greatest fighter ever, Floyd Mayweather will face off against a prominent UFC superstar, one of the sport’s historical icons. 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’m looking forward to having a great time this weekend [against Mikuru Asakura]. Additionally, I have another exhibition scheduled in Dubai in November, followed by a highly anticipated bout with Conor McGregor in 2023,” Mayweather revealed. “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.
“I don’t mind facing fighters like Conor McGregor or individuals who aren’t known for their heavy hitting, such as YouTubers or UFC fighters. However, I won’t put myself in a position where I might harm or injure myself,” Mayweather added.