‘#Notinterested’: Conor McGregor declines Floyd Mayweather’s rematch offer

Conor McGregor isn’t interested in a rematch with undefeated boxing rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., even though the pair made $600 million when ‘Money’ handily beat the UFC legend in 2017.

Mayweather recently claimed a 2023 rematch with McGregor was being discussed as an exhibition or official fight, but McGregor took to Instagram again, writing, “#notinterested.”

It’s been nearly five years since Mayweather and McGregor combined for a mega crossover fight in Las Vegas in August 2017, with ‘Money’ teaching the UFC superstar a boxing lesson by securing an easy tenth-round TKO win. .

Conor McGregor isn’t interested in a rematch with undefeated boxing rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., even though the pair made $600 million when ‘Money’ handily beat the UFC legend in 2017. Mayweather has recently claimed that a 2023 rematch with McGregor was being discussed as an exhibition or an official fight, but McGregor returned to Instagram writing: ‘#notinterested’

Conor McGregor and Mick Schumacher attend qualifying ahead of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 28, 2022 in Monte-Carlo

It's been nearly five years since Mayweather and McGregor combined for a mega crossover fight in Las Vegas in August 2017, with

It’s been nearly five years since Mayweather and McGregor combined for a mega crossover fight in Las Vegas in August 2017, with ‘Money’ teaching the UFC superstar a boxing lesson by securing an easy tenth-round TKO win. .

Addressed exclusively to sports mailMayweather discussed his plans for the rest of the year and went into detail about facing McGregor again.

‘I want to go out this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]” Mayweather said of an upcoming MMA fight, which he could earn $20 million for for nine minutes of action. “Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.

“We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there has been talk of both. I would prefer an exhibition.

When asked why he would prefer exposure, Mayweather said, “I’m not into fights where I’m going to take real punishment.

Mayweather dominated McGregor and earned a tenth-round TKO victory over the UFC star

Mayweather dominated McGregor and earned a tenth-round TKO victory over the UFC star

‘So guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard like YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kind of individuals but nothing where I’m going putting me in a position where I’m going to hurt or hurt myself.

Mayweather’s clash with McGregor turned out to be his last professional fight, taking his record to 50 wins and zero losses or draws.

He is said to have earned an estimated $280 million from the blockbuster fight, not to mention his alleged gambling earnings, which he has occasionally referenced over the years.

Meanwhile, McGregor won $130 million from what was his first and only professional boxing fight, despite looking like the novice he was.

Paulie Malignaggi (36-8), a retired welterweight and training partner of McGregor, found the UFC star a mediocre challenge.

“You just have to figure it out that way,” Malignaggi told DailyMail.com in 2017, explaining that he hadn’t trained before their training sessions. ‘If I can show up in 20, 30 percent form, less than 24 hours [after] a flight across the country and go 12 rounds with you and get the better of most 12 rounds, you have a problem if you face Floyd Mayweather.

During McGegor’s training camp, the MMA star’s team posted photos of him ostensibly towering over Malignaggi on social media. However, Brooklyn-born Malignaggi insists he was pushed to the canvas and the footage was misleading and meant to give fans confidence that McGregor had a shot at beating Mayweather.

“People choose to be cheated,” Malignaggi said of the crowd of McGregor fans who bought tickets and bet on the fighter. “They wanted to be deceived, but the writing was on the wall.”

Another sparring partner, South African welterweight Chris Van Heerden, told the Wall Street Journal in 2017 that he hadn’t “given [McGregor] any luck’ before the fight.

Since then, McGregor has suffered three losses in his last four UFC fights. He also took time away from the Octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier.

McGregor hasn't fought since breaking his leg (above) in his loss to Dustin Poirier

McGregor hasn’t fought since breaking his leg (above) in his loss to Dustin Poirier

Nonetheless, McGregor confirmed his desire to return to boxing by attending the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.

He told Sky Sports: “Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time last time I was there.

“Obviously my return will be in the octagon for the UFC – this story is far from over, in fact it’s just been written, it’s just the beginning. But, boxing is sure i will come back to the squared circle in the future.

Meanwhile, Mayweather will return to action this weekend when he takes on MMA fighter Asakura in an exhibition bout in Japan.

You can watch Floyd Mayweather in action against Mikuru Asakura live on FITE TV this Saturday, September 24.