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McGregor responds: Arrived in Las Vegas, Floyd retired – It’s my city!

Phil Jay 15/02/2017

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Two-weight UFC champion and boxing hopeful Conor McGregor is in Las Vegas ahead of heightened reports of a possible deal with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Rumors began early on Tuesday in the UK, seemingly corroborated by Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take Stateside – but then denied by Mayweather later that same day in a cryptic social media post.

Mayweather stated no deal was imminent – without revealing or ruling out whether talks were ongoing – before McGregor landed in the fight capital of the world, supposedly to sort out the details of his Nevada Boxing License.

The Irishman obviously saw Mayweather’s media release in the evening, therefore declaring; ‘I’m in Las Vegas, Floyd retired on my arrival’ on his own Twitter and Instagram.

Media went into a frenzy during a twelve hour period, something which would have pleased Mayweather immensely and left him in no doubt that he could make all the money he desires and more from a cross-codes super-fight.

Whether he’s being his usual self and playing the media, similarly to when the Manny Pacquiao rumors were consistently brushed off in 2014, or if he’s truly debating pulling out of negotiations, Floyd has made sure everybody knows who is in control of how the fight is announced. 

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McGregor’s role have been made completely clear as ‘The Notorious’ takes in the Vegas lights, with the outspoken MMA star having to be content with a bit part until ‘Money’ is ready to reverse his retirement decision officially.

Just two weeks ago, Mayweather was stating he thought the fight could happen and that he would likely fight again, only to state hes’ ‘retired’ just as the fans are put on high alert of a potential agreement.

At this point in time, it’s true to say nobody but Floyd knows what is going on, and the five-weight world champion intends it to stay that way.