One of the biggest fights in contact sports history may still happen with reports that team Conor McGregor is very interested in a Mayweather fight. And it comes to no surprise as a bout between the two could be one of the most lucrative matches of all time.
Coupled with the fact that the two fighters are possibly the biggest names in their sports, a fight could bring fan bases of epic proportions.
And with Team Conor McGregor expressing interest, this fantasy would hopefully be soon turned into reality. McGregor’s agent Audie Attar thinks it’s possible.
Team Conor McGregor is very interested in a Mayweather fight, according to McGregor agent
“Look, it wasn’t something we started, right?” Attar claimed. “It was something Floyd started and Conor responded in kind on social media. It’s obviously built up public interest. Part of that may have been Floyd testing waters — I really don’t know what his motives are. All I can tell you is we are very interested if it’s serious. Ultimately, I think we have to see if it’s real or not. That’s what it comes down to.”
But as Attar said, they (and fans) will still have to wait if Mayweather is serious about the proposition. As many would know, he has been retired since September 2015. There have also been widespread rumors of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
This has put a big question mark on the heads of team McGregor now and how they will move forward with Mayweather.
“I don’t know if Floyd is enjoying the retirement life too much,” Attar added. ” Ultimately, I think we’ll find out soon enough if (his interest in fighting McGregor) is real or not. I think there’s so many moving parts that it would take hours for us to discuss. I think (UFC president Dana White) has an interest in this as well.”
And quite frankly, the entire boxing and MMA world are a bit curious, too.
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