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Floyd Mayweather says he’s a ‘businessman’ and ‘absolutely’ wants to fight Conor McGregor

In an interview on Showtime tonight, Floyd Mayweather added more fuel to the fire of a Mayweather vs. McGregor fight.

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Floyd Mayweather appeared on Showtime Championship Boxing Jack vs. DeGale tonight in his role of boxing promoter. In a pre-fight interview Mayweather gave his thoughts on the card, future boxing match-ups, and, of course, Conor McGregor.

When asked if he wanted to fight McGregor, Mayweather’s response was clear:


Mayweather went on to clarify:

“I’m a businessman... We can do some crazy numbers.”

However, Mayweather also made it clear that he would be the significant favorite in terms of fighter pay, asking to compare what he’s made in the past to what McGregor has made in the past and set the purses accordingly.

Mayweather is currently retired, and he says he plans to stay that way unless the McGregor fight materializes:

“If it’s Conor McGregor, [coming back] makes sense for me. But if it’s anyone else, it doesn’t make sense. Not for me.”

Mayweather is one of the promoters of the Badou Jack vs. James DeGale fight taking place on Showtime tonight. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more boxing coverage and updates on Mayweather vs. McGregor.