Mayweather urges McGregor to be the ‘B’ side, make the fight happen

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BT Sport’s Rio Ferdinand and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr sat down for an interview this week which is set to air on BT Sport and Box Nation on Saturday night at 9pm.

In the interview, Mayweather Jnr discusses:

· Fighting in England
· His 50th fight
· Gervonta Davis vs Liam Walsh for the IBF Super-Featherweight title
· Fighting Manny Pacquiao
· A potential fight with UFC Champion, Conor McGregor

Here, Mayweather talks about the possibility of fighting Conor McGregor.

“What I’m doing is trying to see if he’s really real. I’m at home enjoying the retired life. He keeps barking so I’m gonna pull your card and see if he’s really real. You keep barking I’m gonna see if you gonna bite, so let’s make it happen. Conor McGregor is not a boss cause if Conor McGregor was his own boss the fight would be made,” Mayweather told Ferdinand.

“We are waiting on you Conor what’s going on? We’re waiting to fight – you talking about you want to fight. Let’s see if you’re really real. Let’s make the fight happen. When I fought Oscar De Lay Hoya, when I was the B side and he was the A side I didn’t complain. I said I know where I’m trying to go to, I know where I’m trying to get to, give me the money and let’s make it happen. Before you can come the A side you must be the B Side first. Financially wise I had to be the B side for that fight, but then after that fight, I earned a spot.

“So if Conor McGregor wants the A Spot, don’t cry and complain about the money. Be the B fighter, go out there and do what you have to do and you possibly can get a victory you can be the A side.”

‘Watch ‘Rio Meets Floyd Mayweather’ on BT Sport 2 from 9pm this Saturday. You can also watch Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh for the IBF Super-Featherweight title on Saturday 20 May live on BT Sport and BoxNation. Follow @BTSportBoxing on Twitter for all the latest news’