The always-outspoken UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor held a live Q&A with fight fans this past week in England, where the Notorious one continued to stir buzz for a massive fight with boxing main eventer Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The fight has been rumored for months with both fighters saying they want it to happen, but many saying it may be hard to pull off with McGregor’s current status in MMA and the sheer size of pulling off such a huge bout. McGregor though cleared the air, and saying they are still trying to make it happen according to a report from Rolling Stone.
“Me and Floyd have got to get together and talk to figure it out, the same way him and Manny [Pacquiao] figured it out…Once we come to a set number that I’m happy with and he’s happy with, then we go to the customers, then we go to the promoters, the buyers, then we get it done. So that’s next. I’ll go to Vegas, we’ll figure the situation out and we’ll come to a dotted line and then we’re going. This is happening.” said McGregor.
Mayweather who is 49-0 in his pro boxing career, is keeping the hopes up for the billion-dollar battle himself, appearing before a boxing match this weekend on Showtime. Mayweather in this brief interview, also makes it clear that “the fans want this fight” and let’s give them what they want to see.
The real challenge in all of this, if it even happens, is how does McGregor make the arduous leap into the sport of Boxing against not just any boxer, but the boxer. Only time will tell if this can actually happen if it does, it could break the money mountain records of the 2015 fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. On top of that this could delay any other major UFC fights that McGregor could have in the foreseeable future.