Current UFC middleweight title holder Michael Bisping put an astonishing claim out there recently regarding Floyd Mayweather’s motivation to fight stablemate Conor McGregor.
Bisping, who hails from the UK, stated on his ‘The Countdown’ Sirius XM podcast that he believes Mayweather may have been the victim of a scam and sees a McGregor fight as the chance to replenish his finances.
“I was talking to someone in Las Vegas and I heard that Floyd recently got scammed out of a lot of money,” Bisping explained.
“The number was very, very big. I don’t think Floyd needs the money, but he wants to replace this money that he got swindled out of.”
Asked if he sees the fight, which Mayweather wants in June, being finalized between the two cross-code stars, Bisping added: “My bet is that the fight will happen. Will it happen in June? I don’t know, that might be a bit too soon.
“Both guys stand to make a s***-tonne of money out of it. I’m all for it to be honest. I’m looking forward to seeing it and I’m all for everybody making money, so good for them.
“You have to agree on a purse and then UFC have to agree on a split. The UFC are business people as well and WME (who bought the UFC), if the pot is big enough, then they’re not going to say no.”
Mayweather has been touring Europe in March greeting fans on the back of his retirement, although confirmed several times on the road that he will only fight again if the opponent is McGregor.