Mayweather says any return would come in UFC
4/8/2018 3:42:09 PM EST
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather might come out of retirement for another fight, but only if it's in the UFC.
Speaking to Jim Gray while promoting a trio of fights in New York, Mayweather teased his potential return.
"It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon," Mayweather said.
Mayweather fought UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match last August, knocking him out in the 10th round of the second-highest grossing fight in history. He could potentially meet in a similar crossover match in the Octagon.
That could be complicated by McGregor's legal issues. A rampage that left two fighters injured at media day for UFC 223 has McGregor facing charges in New York.
"I feel that when you have reached such high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way," Mayweather said of McGregor's fracas. "Outside the ring, you have to carry yourself as a gentleman."
So will Mayweather actually set foot in the Octagon at some point?
"Absolutely. If the money is right. You got to talk to Showtime, CBS. The money is going to be crazy. I can do whatever I want to do. I'm Floyd Mayweather," he said.
And UFC president Dana White is certainly on board.
"(Mayweather) knows the money's right," White said to ESPN after UFC 223 Saturday night.
"I'm pretty confident that this will happen."
--Field Level Media