Watch: Floyd Mayweather says return possible, Conor McGregor fight ‘very difficult to make’
Floyd Mayweather refused to rule out a comeback this week when approached by reporters wanting the scoop on a potential clash with UFC’s Conor McGregor.
At the recent press conference announcement for his fight on UFC 205, McGregor dropped Mayweather’s name despite a fight between the pair failing to materialize earlier this year.
Since then, Mayweather, 39, has admitted facing McGregor has stumbling blocks hindering the contest, indirectly placing UFC boss Dana White in the way of an agreement.
“Mayweather Promotions were are the past, the present and the future of sports entertainment,” Mayweather told TMZ Sports.
“What a lot of people don’t know is that in my company…I’m the boss, I call the shots. I think the fight is very difficult to make. I tried to make the fight before and it didn’t happen.”
Asked whether he’s completely done with boxing, Mayweather added: “I’m loving retirement, but you know for a couple more bucks, you just don’t know.”
McGregor is one of only a handful of opponents that could generate the kind of fees Mayweather would be seeking to lace up his gloves for a 50th outing, whilst ‘Money’ himself is unsure whether a deal can be done.
“If he did steal my blueprint (for UFC) it’s a good thing. He’s a hell of a fighter. He can fight and box real good. As far as stand up goes he’s very good as standing up fighting.
“Everyone is asking me are we going to end up fighting but I just don’t know.”
In boxing, Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Manny Pacquiao are the three biggest paydays out there for Mayweather, although the ex-pound for pound king continued to tease right until the very end of the impromptu interview.
“I’m an old man. I did it for twenty years and had a good career,” he pointed out.