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Sources: No deal made between Mayweather and McGregor

14
Feb

Multiple sources close to Floyd Mayweather Jr. said a deal has not been struck for Mayweather to face UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor despite a tabloid report indicating the two have agreed to terms on a fight.

According to the Irish Sun, citing an anonymous source, “Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal (sic) to fight and have both settled on their respective fees. The contract hasn’t officially been signed yet because of a third party hold-up but all the details have all been agreed on. The fight could even be announced within two weeks.”

But several sources told RingTV.com on Tuesday that while talks are ongoing between the two stars, nothing concrete has been ironed out and the report is likely an attempt by McGregor to gain leverage over the UFC to allow him to face Mayweather.

A separate ESPN.com report said Mayweather told ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith “we’re getting very, very close” on a deal without elaborating any further. One of the sources confirmed to THE RING that the talks between Mayweather and McGregor are far along but that no deal has been made.

 

  • The Black Mamba

    Hell no. I saw the instagram vid of McGregor “boxing”. This guy stands no chance against professional boxers let alone Mayweather. He will circle around him all night in a boring UD.

  • Stephen M

    If Mc is such a great boxer why isn’t he boxing instead of doing mma? Because he can only outbox mma guys…

    • Koninbeor

      Maybe he has the potential to be a championship boxer. Who knows? Fact of the matter is that you don’t reach championship level even with the potential to do so by fighting people at the skill level that you find in MMA. Add to that the fact that it’s a completely different sport. In boxing, you’re watching for punches. In MMA you’re looking for kicks, grapples, takedowns, etc. It’s a completely different style. He’ll be humiliated by Mayweather.

  • RStech

    So much for being retired. He is retired so long as the opponents names are anyone ranked in the top ten of any sanctioning body. A joke of a fight for a joke of a career. Way to put flash before substance for that 50th win.

    • Fist_ti_cuffs

      So he shouldn’t go get that free 50-100 million? I’m sure you think he should come back to fight “He who shall not be named.” This is not about 50 wins…………just money and humiliating McGregor.

      • TonyD

        Mayweather is retired so long as there is no significant way to whore himself out for a lot of money. We get that, but will Fist_ti_cuffs, who seems such a staunch defender of Mayweather, pay to watch Mayweather get free money? Anyone who does is a clown, and any investers who pay for it to happen are even bigger clowns. That is what this potential fight is: a mockery of two sports.

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          Absolutely. I’ll bring over a bunch of my buddies, we’ll shoot pool, play cards and dominoes and enjoy the night.

          • Koninbeor

            I have to say that if you split the PPV fee enough ways, it doesn’t even really matter who’s fighting any longer. That’s one of the best ways to spend time with friends, in my opinion.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Exactly.

          • Koninbeor

            Do you think this should be considered a sanctioned, professional bout? I’m all about both of these guys collecting a paycheck; particularly McGregor, who has earned only a fraction of what Mayweather has. Go get paid. As for win 50 for Floyd, I don’t think that should happen. McGregor is not a professional boxer and I wouldn’t give him a chance against Berto, much less Mayweather.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            I don’t care either way………it’s just boxing!

          • Koninbeor

            Fair enough.

          • TonyD

            So this boxing match is an excuse to play pool with your friends. Sounds like a wonderful and well matched fight!

        • RStech

          He won’t pay for the fight, he’ll stream it (steal it) for free. Some fan, won’t even cough up the $$$ to watch his favorite dancer. LOL.

          • TonyD

            Also, according to Koninbeor, as long as enough people pay, it doesn’t even matter who is fighting. We can watch anyone fight,even if we know for sure that one guy is not going to win. So long as enough people are paying towards the payperview costs, it doesn’t matter how much boxing sucks. Yay boxing! We get to watch fights that don’t matter so we can get an excuse to play pool with our friends! What a wonderful and fully legitimate sport! You people disgrace what you claim to love, and their are few things more contemptible than that.

          • TonyD

            Maybe if fans started to demand real fights, they would happen.

          • TonyD

            Or maybe you can give justifications about how your sport sucks but allows you to hang out with your “friends.”

      • RStech

        He’s already worth $400M, and he was never about fighting for the fans or for legacy or seeking out the best opposition. If he wants to fight McGregor for $100M fine…just don’t call it a legit boxing match for an easy 50th win. Call it an exhibition and keep it off the record books.

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          Money May’s Legacy: Alvarez, Cotto, Marquez, Manny, DeLaHoya, Mosley, Hatton, Hernandez etc……….
          Your favorite Boxers?……………….I’ll wait.

          • RStech

            Ha! Another one caught up in the haze of faded names and padded rankings. You’ll defend him to the death no matter what anyone tells you. Enjoy the McGregor fight that you’ll be streaming for free someplace instead of paying for it, lol.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            Nope, I’ll definitely tune in to see McGregor humiliated. Now let’s break down your current favorite boxers resume …..shall we?

          • RStech

            Let’s break down yours…oh wait, I already did that for you. You are perfectly content with mediocrity, no surprise there. I envy you because you are so easily entertained.

          • Fist_ti_cuffs

            So as usual you babble on with zero facts to support your gibberish. Your hate brings me great pleasure though. -_- #youwearitwell

          • RStech

            Let’s break down yours…oh wait, I already did that for you. You are perfectly content with mediocrity, no surprise there. I envy you because you are so easily entertained.

          • RStech

            Let’s break down yours…oh wait, I already did that for you. You are perfectly content with mediocrity, no surprise there. I envy you because you are so easily entertained.

    • Giuseppe

      No one can rightly say he has had a joke of a career. Even if he had only ONE professional fight and only beat the faded version of pacquaio that makes him better than Tim Bradley don’t it? I am.no fan of Floyd but he has beaten quality fighters like it or not. I must say that if I could make one hundred million dollars in one night I’d do a lot worse than having an exhibition match to get it. I’d probably eat my own foot on live TV.

      • RStech

        This is a guy who has consistently sought out talent well beneath his own skill level while simultaneously hyping them up as legit opponents and insulting them and ridiculing their record and ability. The fact that he chooses to put the exclamation point on that career by fighting an MMA no-hoper solidifies his legacy.

        • Giuseppe

          Also a guy who beat pacquaio, de la hoya, cotto, corrales, JMM, Hatton, Maidana twice, Castillo (at least once), and a young alvarez. Padded career or not… that’s some hit list.

          i don’t like floyd but aside from Pacquiao, who would you say has a better resume than this over the last 10-15 years?

          • Koninbeor

            Deontay Wilder.

          • Giuseppe

            You win!

          • Koninbeor

            Yay! I’m going to Disney World!

          • Giuseppe

            With Deontay and Povetkin.

          • Koninbeor

            May I trade them in for two ring girls?

          • RStech

            It’s not about the names, but where they were in their respective careers. Let’s have a look at those names:

            Pacquiao: clearly beyond his prime, and Floyd should have fought him five years earlier when he was at his best. Instead he launched a ducking campaign while making false allegations of PED use.

            De La Hoya: well past his prime, and in many people’s eyes won that fight. Floyd “retired” so he wouldn’t have to give him a rematch.

            Corrales: this is one fight that Floyd fans continue to draw upon to prove his greatness. It was his most impressive win, but since that fight he became a safety-first fighter and chose to do just enough to win by running and clinching his way to victories.

            JMM: came up almost three weight classes to fight him, while drinking his own urine during training camp. Floyd implemented a catch weight for the fight which he didn’t make weight for, and then refused to be weighed day of fight. Another opponent with a big name but not at their best.

            Hatton: it took him ten rounds and help from Joe Cortez to finally stop him. A guy who was much smaller and slightly overrated.

            Maidana: nobody was talking about Maidana until he cleaned Broner’s clock. Prior to that fight he was just another flat-footed brawler. Broner is no A-lister and neither was Maidana. That said, Maidana was robbed in their first fight and should have been given the win.

            Castillo: Anyone who doesn’t need a seeing eye dog or a cane could see that Castillo won the first fight.

            Alvarez: young Alvarez was just that, young and inexperienced. His 40 fights were mostly against no-hopers and Mexican cab drivers until he finally fought Trout, a faded Mosley and Cintron and Lopez who are B-rate at best.

            The irony is that he is looking to break Marciano’s record, a guy who also fought big names who were well past their prime or not at their best; Louis, Walcott, Charles. Floyd should arguably have three legit losses on his record, and more if he would have fought some of those names at their best and some of the big names he ducked.

          • Giuseppe

            Pac: Beyond his prime but still a top 3 WW IMO.

            DLH: Past his prime of course but at what other point in floyd’s career could he have fought someone that big? Plus DLH was good that night IMO.

            JMM: Again, not at the best in terms of his career but still dangerous – as he proved against pacquaio. Urine breath n all.

            Hatton: undefeated, peak of his career, had never been stopped. Doing it in 10 rounds is better than not doing it.

            Maidana: was fighting great under Garcia and proved it by putting in a career best performance against Mayweather IMO

            Castillo: if he did win the first fight, who adjusted better in the second?

            Alvarez: very young, too early – but undefeated since.

            His record is impressive in my opinion. Name a better record for an active fighter? I’m in the very weird position of defending Floyd Mayweather! But his career hasn’t been a joke. I find him repulsive and weird but id take him to beat every guy at 140 + 147 now.

          • RStech

            Still getting lost in the weeds of rankings and names. The JMM that KO’d Manny was clearly NOT the same fighter who lost to Mayweather. Floyd hand picked opponents who would come straight forward…Maidana, Hatton, Castillo, Alvarez, and I’ve always given him credit for being a very efficient defensive fighter. My biggest criticism of him has been waiting out his opponents until they are faded, or avoiding the dangerous ones altogether. He avoided Mosley since lightweight, Stevie Johnston at lightweight, Casamayor, Freitas, P. Williams, Margarito, Martinez, and a healthy non-damaged Cotto. Smoke and mirrors is what has defined his career. His last fight was Berto…why not Garcia, Thurman, Porter or the rest of the talent under Haymon’s control? If he wants to call himself TBE, then fight the best at their best!

          • Giuseppe

            do you hold other fighters by those standards? genuinely wondering… who can you name who hasn’t ‘negotiated’ a favourable career over the last 5-10 years? This is the third time i have suggested you name a fighter with a better record than floyd. Not Pac.

          • Koninbeor

            You’re both making good points. Mayweather didn’t fight the best at their peak. He avoided many fighters, particularly at the later stage of his career when he made it clear that it was 100% about the money. Even so, it’s difficult to find a recent fighter with a better resume, whether out of unwillingness to face the best or sheer lack of competition.

          • Adam Jenkins

            Absolutely

          • RStech

            He is being held to this standard because he claims to be “the best ever” and if you are going to make that claim, you better back it up. Fighting a bunch of has-beens, never-was, and smaller fighters isn’t worthy of that title. Marciano KO’d Joe Louis, did that make him better than Joe Louis? Leon Spinks beat Ali, did that make him better than Ali? I don’t get caught up in records or rankings because you really do have to read into them and break them down the way I did a few posts up. Anyone can add names to their resume, but if those names are just a shell of their former greatness, then you don’t get the glory.

            Stan Harrington, Ferd Hernandez, Memo Ayon, Mick Leahy, Phil Mover, Denny Moyer, Paul Pender and Joey Archer all hold wins over Ray Robinson who is arguably the greatest fighter who ever lived. Should they really take credit for a “win” over Robinson and deserve bragging rights even though he was in his 40’s when they beat him and well past his prime?

          • Giuseppe

            It seems you are angered by the way Mayweather has marketed himself. He is annoying. I sincerely doubt he believes he is the best ever. He obviously created ‘Money’ to make money! I don’t enjoy him.

            But come on man… that’s the fourth time you have avoided naming an active fighter with a better resume… even a resume that – i agree — has a lot of caveats attached to it.

          • RStech

            Why go back 10-15 years? Go back to the start of it all, since he does in fact believe he is the greatest fighter of all time. Floyd’s bad guy persona isn’t an act, he really is a piece of shit. But that alone isn’t why I don’t like him, many fighters have done what he has done and worse. Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta beat their wives, Sonny Liston beat up cops and worked for the mob, and the list goes on. But they didn’t proclaim to be the greatest ever while avoiding the best of their era. Going back 15 years there aren’t many fighters with that many recognized names on their resume, but again, it’s smoke and mirrors. An illusion. Floyd will be known as a great defensive fighter but one who never truly challenged himself to his fullest potential. He played it safe and this McGregor fight is a shining example of just that.

          • Giuseppe

            Mate… name me one active fighter with a better record. You won’t do it. You can’t do it. Let’s leave it there.

          • RStech

            You won’t answer my questions so why insist I answer yours? You are hung up on this record thing. As an analogy, do we believe that Terry Bradshaw is a better QB than Peyton Manning because Bradshaw has four Superbowl rings to Manning’s two? Trent Dilfer is better than Dan Marino because he has a ring and Marino doesn’t? Records and titles don’t tell the whole story. Floyd’s record is exactly why many fans get suckered into thinking he is better than he really is or more accomplished than he truly is. He padded that record with big names who were way past their expiration date. What’s in a record if it is filled with sure wins?

          • Giuseppe

            No I’m not hung up on the record. Couldn’t care less about it. He has beaten quality fighters. That’s my point. You can’t come up with a single example of a current fighter with a better record. Not one. I guess Shane mostly is still active. He has a good record. You could have argued Shane mostly and that would have been good for you… liberating from your weird and reductive bias.

            Besides… I asked first! Playground rules.

          • Giuseppe

            No I’m not hung up on the record. Couldn’t care less about it. He has beaten quality fighters. That’s my point. You can’t come up with a single example of a current fighter with a better record. Not one. I guess Shane mostly is still active. He has a good record. You could have argued Shane mostly and that would have been good for you… liberating from your weird and reductive bias.

            Besides… I asked first! Playground rules.

          • Giuseppe

            Mosely. Obv

          • Giuseppe

            Mosely. Obv

          • RStech

            Why go back 10-15 years? Go back to the start of it all, since he does in fact believe he is the greatest fighter of all time. Floyd’s bad guy persona isn’t an act, he really is a piece of shit. But that alone isn’t why I don’t like him, many fighters have done what he has done and worse. Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta beat their wives, Sonny Liston beat up cops and worked for the mob, and the list goes on. But they didn’t proclaim to be the greatest ever while avoiding the best of their era. Going back 15 years there aren’t many fighters with that many recognized names on their resume, but again, it’s smoke and mirrors. An illusion. Floyd will be known as a great defensive fighter but one who never truly challenged himself to his fullest potential. He played it safe and this McGregor fight is a shining example of just that.

          • RStech

            Why go back 10-15 years? Go back to the start of it all, since he does in fact believe he is the greatest fighter of all time. Floyd’s bad guy persona isn’t an act, he really is a piece of shit. But that alone isn’t why I don’t like him, many fighters have done what he has done and worse. Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta beat their wives, Sonny Liston beat up cops and worked for the mob, and the list goes on. But they didn’t proclaim to be the greatest ever while avoiding the best of their era. Going back 15 years there aren’t many fighters with that many recognized names on their resume, but again, it’s smoke and mirrors. An illusion. Floyd will be known as a great defensive fighter but one who never truly challenged himself to his fullest potential. He played it safe and this McGregor fight is a shining example of just that.

          • Ciscostudent561

            idk who ur arguing with but they’re blocked and for good reason.

          • Giuseppe

            agh… i wanted him to name that elusive, morally pure fighter who only faces the absolute best and never thinks about money.

          • Koninbeor

            Adrian Broner?

          • RStech

            Glad I’m blocked by the likes of you.

          • Adam Jenkins

            I actually agree with both of you. Good points all around

          • Barley mcgrew

            Fantastic stuff, mate. No great fan of Mayweather’s style or attitude. However, like yourself, I have recently found myself in the rather odd position of defending what was a superb career by anybody’s reckoning. A thankless task though. At least on this website. Kudos.
            .

  • Chris Stans

    Don’t tell me this is really going to happen. Not again

  • IRISHBOXING NUT STEVIE

    joke of a fight and pretty much sums up mayweathers second half of his career fighting people Taylor made for him with low risk high reward . I would love to see mcgregor land flush with a left and spark him out but if the best boxers in the world cant do it what chance has a man who has never boxed at a high level got this is no more then a money making exercise AVOID AVOID AVOID

  • Giuseppe

    I hope the bell rings and conor kicks Floyd in the cock.

    • Koninbeor

      No, do it before the bell rings. That gives you a No Contest instead of win 50 by DQ.

      • Ewan Leaper

        Best result for all involved. Mayweather doesn’t become a record breaker on a cynical gimmick and we get to see him writhing in agony. McGregor doesn’t get his face smashed in and gets to be the guy who kicked Floyd in the cock, a hero in these times of feminist uprisal. Still won’t stop a million knobheads arguing over which is better out of Boxing and UFC/MMA…

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    • philoe bedoe

      Lol…….

  • PrinceGian

    Have to hand it to Mayweather, despite being retired he still knows how to hog the limelight.

  • ciobanu catalin

    man, i m on the edge of the seat with this may gregor bs. who the hell cares! this is a new low in floyds career ….i mean he probably thinks how can i top the berto matchup…good one floyd 😉

  • Tito Piccolo

    🙁

  • disqus_EewaFe3EB6

    Imagine a guy going around, saying he can do your job better than you do. You know for a fact that you can totally school him, and you get the chance to do that in front of everybody AND they give you a 100 million usd for doing that. What do you honestly do?

    • Ciscostudent561

      yup on the flipside, Mac knows what hes doing to. It would be a career high purse, heck he could earn more in this fight then his entire career combined. Sure he’d get embarrassed but he probably won’t get knocked out cold- and he’ll still be talkin crap after. Its actually the best business move he can make right now. I mean you can’t fault him for turning this into somewhat of a reality.

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