Mayweather: If there’s any deal I’ll be the first to let the world know!

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Former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has issued a statement regarding rumours on both sides of the Atlantic that an agreement to face Conor McGregor is close.

Beginning in Ireland and then being stoked on First Take, it was reported Mayweather and McGregor had reached a potential deal in principle.

Mayweather, without denying talks were ongoing, stated that if anything changes regarding negotiations to fight the UFC star, he would be the one putting that information into the public domain.

In two separate social media posts, largely stating the same thing, Mayweather said: “There seems to be several rumors floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn’t been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters.

“I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world to know.”

The second read: “Although there has been several rumors circulating thru media suggesting that I will have an upcoming fight, I’d like to set that record straight and state that there has been no deals made on my behalf in regards to a bout with any fighter at this time.

“I am happily retired and enjoying my life! Rest assured that if any changes come about, I will be the first to let the world know!”

Adding an exclamation point to the later statement seems to be Mayweather reiterating his control in the matter, whilst many still believe a McGregor clash remains on the table and talks will continue behind the scenes.