Floyd Mayweather Only Returning To Fight In Octagon

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Mayweather announced his first retirement in 2015 after 49 consecutive victories, and then came out of retirement last summer to fight UFC star Conor McGregor, who had been boasting that he could best Mayweather in the ring.

In addition to talking about McGregor, Mayweather spoke at length about his interest in mixed martial arts.

The dig at McGregor harks back to the increasingly volatile build-up to the pair's fight last August.

During the Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd broadcast, Mayweather said that the only way he will come back to fighting is if he's competing in the UFC Octagon.

He told Showtime: 'I feel that when you have reached such high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way.

But I spoke to Showtime, I spoke to CBS. "We could do a multi-fight deal".

Mayweather did not give any details about who he might seek to fight.

Indeed, McGregor's immediate UFC future might be in doubt after turning himself into NY police Thursday. The Irishman's future is uncertain after he attacked a bus carrying UFC fighters and employees at the Barclays Center ahead of UFC 223 on Thursday.

Lobov was subsequently pulled from the card, while McGregor was arrested and released on $50,000 bail.

"I can do whatever I want to do - I'm Floyd Mayweather".

Many have even wondered if Mayweather will come out of retirement at all. For all of the criticism directed at Mayweather, he has always been a boxing purist.

Mayweather was notorious for commanding massive paydays in the boxing ring, but he seems quite keen on making the transition, saying he would not box again. But will he be able to master techniques beyond his boxing skills?

So will Mayweather actually set foot in the Octagon at some point? Oddsmakers had listed McGregor as a -1,000 favorite and Mayweather the underdog at +650.

However, Floyd Mayweather the athlete is very different to Floyd Mayweather the human. "My kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, is probably a four".

Asked if he would want to transition to MMA, Mayweather said "absolutely, if the money is right".

"He's a defensive master with his hands, doing all this stuff", White added.

Mayweather is still claiming that he will fight in the UFC.

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