Floyd Mayweather Says He's 'Officially' Out of Retirement to Take on Conor McGregor

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Floyd Mayweather Says He's 'Officially' Out of Retirement to Take on Conor McGregor

He says he wants the fight to go down in June.

Published March 11, 2017

The prospect of a fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor have dominated water cooler conversations throughout the past year, with many fans eager for the high stake super-fight to become a reality.

Although nothing official has since been organized, Mayweather recently spoke on the matter, adding fuel to the fire that he's ready to step out of retirement to take on McGregor.

During a recent stop on his tour of the UK, the boxer announced that he is tired of talking about the proposed fight and is ready to make it happen.

"When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf," Mayweather shared with FightHype. "He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side. For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor."

He then goes on to state that he's not interested in hearing any more excuses as to why the ball hasn't been rolling to finally get the fight set up.

"I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC," Mayweather declared. "Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side, I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s a**. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it."

Yup, sounds like things definitely just got interesting.

Take a look at Floyd Mayweather announcing he's coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in the clip below.

Written by KC Orcutt

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