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Mayweather CEO Embraces Conor McGregor's Talk of Rematch

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, suggested Floyd Mayweather would be up for fighting Conor McGregor again after the Irishman declared he would win a rematch.

Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round when the UFC superstar made his professional boxing debut in August 2017. Their pay-per-view bout generated over 4 million buys.

The unbeaten Mayweather retired for the third time after that bout, but announced last November that he would resume his career yet again in 2020 for a "spectacular event".

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McGregor will make his UFC comeback against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone on Saturday and the 31-year-old Dubliner took the opportunity to call out Mayweather prior to the fight.

He told told Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on ESPN: "Most certainly, I'd like to rematch Floyd. I think we should rematch Floyd.

"He keeps flirting with it [coming out of retirement] and he can go and pick someone else but it's not going to be the same. I did phenomenal in that fight and the only reason I lost that bout was because I prepared for a back-foot style of opponent.

"And when the fight was like that I was picking him apart. Then he came forward and started pressing and I wasn't sinking into my shots like I am now with my boxing coaches.

"I know I'd beat Floyd if we rematched. When we rematch. It's not going to be a mixed martial arts bout like he said. It was supposed to be me boxing then we'll do a mixed martial arts bout.

"It wasn't written but it was verbal. But that's not going to happen and I'm not even going to push him on it."

Ellerbe tweeted in reply to a video of the interview: "@TheNotoriousMMA are you really sure about that champ, you know we can make that happen, asking for a friend?"

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Comment by Mooshashi on 01-17-2020

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;20325177]Pac is 40 and took massive shots to the head vs Thurman. When he was prime he took massive shots from Margarito and vowed to not fight at 154 ever again. Why do you think that is?[/QUOTE] Because the…

Comment by NORMNEALON on 01-17-2020

[QUOTE=j.razor;20329688]I don't see Floyd competing at top level anymore, the man is too old to be fighting....[/QUOTE] Absolutely. This year and his "fight "or "fights "is going to be a farce 110%

Comment by j.razor on 01-17-2020

[QUOTE=NORMNEALON;20325137]If floyd came back to fight crawford that would be dope . But I dont see him working with bob on a tough fight like that at this point in his career[/QUOTE] I don't see Floyd competing at top level…

Comment by chavmex on 01-16-2020

Sorry guys, but only idiots will see this stupidity! They want to robbed people of their money and they will do it laughing at your $$$pence. Who wants to see a 50-0 records vs a 0-1 record? Stupid $hiiiit. Minus…

Comment by wrecksracer on 01-15-2020

[QUOTE=Letmaku;20325978]So why not do it again if it is that easy to earn $100M vs midget Pacman maybe at 160 pounds. Connor has no chance in a boxing match with the best and no body in his right mind will…

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