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Floyd Mayweather Denies Rumors of an MMA Rematch With Conor McGregor, McGregor Responds

February 18, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Floyd Mayweather

MMAjunkie reports that retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather made an appearance at the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles on Saturday (Feb. 17), and he denied the recent rumors about him fighting in MMA or possibly facing Conor McGregor in a rematch from their blockbuster match-up. However, the rumors have been suggesting a rematch between the two in MMA. MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn reported on Mayweather addressing the rumors on Twitter, which you can see below.

Mayweather reportedly stated on a rumored MMA fight with the UFC lightweight champion, “I already fought Conor, and we’re at a basketball game, not an MMA match.”

Previously, UFC President Dana White stated a rematch between McGregor and Mayweather would only happen under MMA rules during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight earlier this month.

After that, Conor McGregor then made a statement on his official Instagram account to respond to Floyd Mayweather, which you can read below.

“I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement. My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games. I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes. Have a great retirement Junior. Now come here and give your old man a hug for old times sake. I’m proud of you son. Yours truly, Senior.”

Currently, McGregor doesn’t have a return or fight scheduled with the UFC in 2018. Technically, he is still the reigning UFC lightweight champion. He has not fought in MMA since he won the title in November 2016. His only fight last year was the boxing match with Mayweather, which was held last August on pay-per-view.