Floyd Mayweather continues to campaign for a boxing match with Conor McGregor, as now the undefeated fighter is proclaiming he’s “officially” ended his retirement, so that he can throw down with the UFC champ.
Mayweather has been calling for a bout with McGregor for months now, even though the 40 year-old announced he was hanging up the gloves, after he defeated Andre Berto in 2015. More recently, Mayweather was in the United Kingdom, and of course, he was asked about McGregor. While responding to the question, the boxing star said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf,” Mayweather said (via 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.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. 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 ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.”