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Floyd Mayweather Invites Conor McGregor to Train at Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Conor McGregor will have the opportunity to get some tips from a former foe ahead of his title bout at UFC 229 if he so chooses.
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Floyd Mayweather: I’ve Already Started Training for MMA Debut

Floyd Mayweather tells FightHype.com that he has already started training for his possible mixed martial arts debut, which could come by the end of 2018.
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Conor McGregor Opens as Big Favorite in Hypothetical MMA Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

There has been enough talk about a potential mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather that odds have been released regarding an Octagon meeting between the two rivals.
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Conor McGregor Opens as Big Favorite in Hypothetical MMA Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

There has been enough talk about a potential mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather that odds have been released regarding an Octagon meeting between the two rivals.
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CM Punk Huge Betting Favorite Over Floyd Mayweather

What happens when MMA math intersects with the logic of WWE and boxing math?

You get idiotic articles like this one (penned by idiotic authors like me) talking about a former pro wrestling champion beating a retired boxing kingpin who is already embroiled in a feud with a current MMA titleholder.

Let me see if I have this right.

Paulie Malignaggi would get creamed by everyone in UFC except CM Punk (says this guy), but Punk is the odds-on favorite to beat aspiring cage fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is the betting underdog to Conor McGregor, who already lost to “Money” last August.

WTF?

When asked to justify the -300 line for Punk — real name Phil Brooks — the penny pinchers at BetDSI told Bloody Elbow that “Money” (+220) would get shortchanged on the ground, based on his opponent’s size and grappling advantage.

To his credit, the welterweight Punk does have extensive jiu-jitsu training.

If and when Brooks does make his Octagon return, which is designed to make up for this one-round laugher, it’s likely to be at the UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) event in his backyard of Chicago (against this warm body), and Mayweather only fights in Las Vegas.

For billions of dollars.

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The Never-Ending Dance Between Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz

We’ve been here before.

Last year, before the ground-breaking pay-per-view boxing match between superstar pugilist Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor materialized, it was all talk.

Insults and barbs, mostly, traded via social media. And at that stage, it seemed as if the talk would forever remain talk, because why the heck would a UFC champ ever want to step into a boxing ring – against the best – knowing full well they’d get slaughtered?

(Ah, how young and innocent we were then.)

But the bout happened, and Mayweather is a richer man for it, and McGregor has more money than he knows what to do with, and everyone that had a hand in putting the match-up together saw some love go directly into their bank accounts.

So now Mayweather and McGregor are back at it on social media. They’ve fought in a boxing ring, so why not in a cage, under MMA rules, next? Mayweather has no hesitation in teasing that idea. For the right price, Mayweather will get into the cage. If he can make a few hundred million getting humiliated in a sport he’s never trained in, why not do it?

And of course McGregor is on board. Another hundred million will ensure he never again has to sully himself with the company of lowly UFC fighters. Heck, he can just pal around with a mountain of cocaine and have an army of midgets do his bidding.

A real elbow in a real fight.

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But you know who else wants a seat at the table?

The last person to ever defeat McGregor in the cage: Nate Diaz. Because if another bout between Mayweather and McGregor doesn’t happen for whatever reason, a trilogy fight with Diaz is the next best thing in terms of raking in the dough.

Bookies lay odds on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor UFC fight … and it’s not pretty

Bookies will lay odds on anything (proof), so we shouldn’t take this latest betting line between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor as an indication that a potential mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in on the horizon.

Not that it’s stopped Mayweather from fanning the flames.

According to our fiscal friends at Bovada, “Money” is anything but inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, limping in at +550 (11/2) against the reigning UFC lightweight champion at -900 (1/9).

Those numbers are nearly identical to their first go-round (in favor of Floyd).

Mayweather stopped McGregor in their much-ballyhooed boxing match last August, a performance that brought in big bucks for the “Notorious” MMA fighter. Now the trash-talking Irishman wants “Money” to return the favor and meet him inside the cage.

This is what it would cost.

Fortunately for the “sweet science,” Mayweather is retired and not holding up any of the weight classes he once ruled with an iron leather fist. The same can’t be said for McGregor, who has the lightweight division chasing its own tail.

Which hopefully gets caught here.

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Conor McGregor tweets ‘Pussy’ after Floyd Mayweather puts the brakes on UFC talk

A lot of Conor McGregor’s recent social media posts are a bit murky but there’s no doubt what he meant with this latest tweet.

Conor McGregor has been an international man of mystery on social media lately, posting stuff with little context and letting us try to figure out what the hell he means by it all.

For example, there’s this:

they are a little hairy but they are spotless. Lick them

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“They are a little hairy but they are spotless,” he wrote. “Lick them.”

Now he’s probably not suggesting we fans lick his fuzzy shoes. But what does he mean? Is he saying the UFC has to lick his shoes if they want him back, especially if they want him back to fight a box office dud like interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson?

Maybe.

Or maybe it’s something completely unrelated. The multi-millionaire fighter probably has all sorts of stupid stuff going on in his life these days, and maybe that post is specific to some personal interaction we have no insight on. Or maybe it’s (as he’d call it) total bollocks that doesn’t mean anything other than drunk Conor is drunk tweeting.

Then there’s this more recent post, which seems easier to decode:

That came briefly after Floyd Mayweather backed away from earlier statements that he was considering a fight or three in the UFC. But maybe after realizing his image would never recover from the quick and brutal ass kickings he’d receive in the Octagon, Floyd abruptly changed his thoughts on the situation to ‘Not gonna happen.’

Hence ‘Pussy.’

That’s where all this talk from Floyd about ‘carrying’ Conor through their boxing fight is kinda whack. Conor McGregor had the balls to cross over and fight Floyd in his own sport. Maybe Mayweather could have beaten McGregor earlier … but he didn’t. That wasn’t carrying, it was part of a sound gameplan to keep away from McGregor’s power til the UFC champ tired out.

To turn around and pretend otherwise is pretty lame. It’s revisionist history, and it’s unfair to the guy who had the balls to risk his reputation and cross over to face the best. Now Mayweather is showing his character again, talking a big game about fighting in the UFC only to tuck tail and refuse. It’s no wonder McGregor isn’t impressed.

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Floyd Mayweather Denies Rumors of Potential UFC Deal: ‘I’m Not Doing It’

Floyd Mayweather says he’s been misunderstood by those who think a foray into the UFC is imminent for the pound-for-pound boxing great.
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‘Interested’ Dana White confirms pursuit of Floyd Mayweather, bookies lay odds on UFC debut

It was roughly one year ago when reports started circulating about a potential Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, to which I said “poppycock” and wished grave illness on all the rumor mongers (like me) spending such filth.

Then it actually happened.

That’s why I can’t discount anything that hits the wire these days, no matter how ridiculous, because millions of dollars in profit will make people in power do strange things, like send the aging and brittle Mayweather to the UFC Octagon.

Dana White, not surprisingly, is on board.

“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd,” the promotion president told ESPN. “Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor fucking happened. Anything is possible.”

Who knew this guy was so ahead of his time.

After disposing of McGregor last August in “Sin City,” Mayweather retired from boxing with a perfect record of 50-0. But not before teasing a transition to mixed martial arts (MMA), which is apparently enough to get oddsmakers to lay down some action.

Our fiscal friends at Bovada have Mayweather’s debut at 5/1 (+500), while the easy “Money” is on the troll job at 1/9 (-900). After all, who wants to see a geriatric pugilist get his head ripped off by Sean Sherk Conor McGregor?

Probably this guy.

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