McGregor claims Mayweather is backing out of MMA rematch talks

Conor McGregor posted a cheeky message to Floyd Mayweather on Instagram which could potentially mean his MMA rematch fails to materialize.

‘The Notorious’ used his own words before ending as if they were said by Floyd Mayweather Sr. to his son, revealing happiness a potential fight inside a cage wouldn’t happen.

McGregor said: “I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. 

“It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement. 

“My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games. 

“I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes. 

“Have a great retirement Junior.  Now come here and give your old man a hug for old times sake. I’m proud of you son. 

“Yours truly, Senior.”

Mayweather is yet to comment on the situation since social media posts of his own suggesting he was on the verge of crossing over to fight in the octagon.

A rematch between the pair could be worth upwards of $300 million to the former pound for pound king, although talks are now looking precarious for the first time in weeks.