Conor McGregor Hilariously Rejects Floyd Mayweather’s Claim That the Two Will Fight in a Rematch in 2023

Conor McGregor Hilariously Rejects Floyd Mayweather’s Claim That the Two Will Fight in a Rematch in 2023

  • UFC superstar Conor McGregor has declined Floyd Mayweather's 2023 rematch claims
  • McGregor has said that he is "not interested" in the fight as he prepares to return to the octagon next year
  • Mayweather confirmed that the two stars who first fought in 2017 will clash next year, probably in an exhibition bout

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has rubbished Floyd Mayweather's news that the two will potentially clash in the ring next year in a rematch.

The 50-0 boxer said that he and McGregor will square off in a fight or an exhibition match, more than five years after their blockbuster fight in 2017.

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, UFC
Mayweather fought McGregor in a blockbuster in 2017. Photos by Christian Petersen and John Gurzinski.
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McGregor declines Mayweather's rematch

According to McGregor's Instagram, the UFC legend swiftly brushed aside the news of a potential fight between him and the American, saying he is "not interested".

Mayweather confirmed to Daily Mail that he will box McGregor in 2023 but said details about the fight are yet to be finalised. Mayweather will fight in Japan this Sunday in an exhibition match.

I want to go out there this weekend and have fun. Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don't really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don't really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals.

Since their huge bout in 2017, none of these two stars has boxed in a professional fight. McGregor has since returned to UFC, while Mayweather has fought in lucrative exhibition matches.

The Irishman is preparing to return to the octagon after suffering a broken leg during his fight with Dustin Poirier in 2021.

Speaking to Sky Sports in May, McGregor revealed his intentions to return to boxing.

Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there.

In their 2017 bout, Mayweather reportedly made a whopping $280 million, while McGregor is reported to have received $130 million.

Mayweather confirms potential fight with McGregor

Sports Brief earlier reported on Mayweather's intention to fight McGregor next year, over five years after their bout, which didn't live up to the expectations of many fans.

Mayweather won the fight with a tenth-round technical knockout but is yet to fight professionally. McGregor's return to UFC has also been less impressive, but he expects to hit the ground running next year.