If you're a fan of boxing or MMA you'll have heard a little something about both Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor. And unless you've been living on another planet you'll have also heard from the ongoing rumour mill that continuously spills out the fantasy fight that the fans are itching at the seams to see - 'The Big Money Fight' McGregor Vs. Mayweather. And with both parties adding extra fuel to the fire in the past few days we could easily be tricked into believing the hype to be real. But let's be level headed here for a moment and break down the facts.
Firstly, McGregor gets removed from UFC 200 after refusing to meet media obligations as he seeks redemption for his first loss inside his UFC fighting career against Stockton's own Nate Diaz. McGregor takes to Twitter and announces his 'retirement' from the fight game. Days later the brass talking Irishman releases a statement confirming he has far from done with MMA, and vows he will return to face Diaz at any given opportunity presented to him. In the coming days McGregor takes to Twitter once more stating he is back on the UFC 200 rosta, thanking and applauding both UFC owners Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. In the hours that followed UFC president Dana White speaks to TMZ calling BS on the tweet, saying he has no clue as to why McGregor would put out such a statement, saying he hasn't spoken with McGregor or anyone from 'The Notorious camp' since removing Conor from his main event rematch at UFC 200.
McGregor then sits fairly silent for a short while, before resurfacing with what appears to be a photoshopped image showing McGregor facing off with Mayweather with the following text reading ''MMA Vs Boxing.'' As you can imagine fight fans melted into a social media frenzy believing this fight may just get the go ahead. With Mayweather being fresh into his retirement we have no doubt his fight itch will undoubtedly be itching. But let's be clear, McGregor is still signed with the UFC; who would have to fully consent on the fight taking place. Mayweather and his camp would also have to fully agree with any terms of contract that may be placed before them. Who would host the fight? How would the fight purse be split? And would it be a wise move for McGregor to play Mayweather at his own game? A game he has dominated in with a 49 unbeaten career victory before confirming his retirement back in September of 2015. Does this fight even make any sense? Money wise, of course! But would the requirements from both sides of the fence ever agree to one another's requests/demands? I find this almost inconceivable. Almost.
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...