His retirement was to make the price go up? For who? For him to face Pacquiao? That's the stupidest thing I ever heard.
Pac was a nobody when Mayweather retired. It wasn't til he beat Oscar that he became an opponent to consider on Floyd's level. And that was a full year after Mayweather beat Hatton and retired. Who even really thought Pacquiao would be fighting at welter back then?