Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to be part of the issues in the MMA world. Aside from fighting UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, he recently expressed his intention to do business with interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
The rumored superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is still considered one of the hottest issues in the boxing and MMA world. However, Mayweather stated that it is not only the Irish fighter that he is interested in the UFC. He said that he is also eyeing to do business with Jon Jones.
“I’m working with fighters, trying to sign fighters. I’m going out to Albuquerque, N.M., to meet with Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, the best MMA fighter in the world,” Mayweather recently told ESNews.
However, the ‘business’ that Mayweather is talking about is literally what it means and not about fighting Jones in the Octagon or boxing ring. He did not reveal the specific details about what is going to be his future relation with the interim light heavyweight champion but this may include other fighters as well.
“I’m working on a daily, traveling on a daily, working with fighters, trying to help them grow. Not just in the ring, but on the outside.”
On the other hand, it seems like the rumored superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will come to a disagreement after the Irish fighter said that he wanted to receive equal payment when their fight happens.
“It was him that leaked the rumor,” McGregor said via MMA Fighting. “He gets $100 million, and I get $7 million? That is a pay cut to me. I don’t take pay cuts. I thought boxing was where the money was at. Seven million is absolutely laughable. He’s talking $100 million. I’m also talking $100 million. I’m 27 years of age and I’m just about halfway through a $100 million contract.”
Knowing Mayweather, he only fights when he knows he will benefit the most. And with McGregor’s statement to have a 50-50 income in their rumored superfight, there is a higher possibility that the retired boxing champion will disagree and the fight will never happen.