Since he beat Conor McGregor in one of the most boring but highest-grossing fights of all time, Floyd "Money" Mayweather has been laying low compared to the antics of his Irish fighting rival. While McGregor seems to be doing all he can to steal the headlines, with him reportedly having a bust-up in a pub with some Irish gangsters and a rumoured affair with Rita Ora, Mayweather seems to just be enjoying himself and the eye-watering amount of money he made.
Whether it's buying new art, or simply dropping serious amounts of cash on some new mansions, Mayweather has been putting his prize money to good use and seems to be enjoying his early retirement. But, in a recent Instagram video, he hinted at a possible return to fighting, and in particular, a debut in the octagon.
It was widely regarded that despite the fact the Mayweather took McGregor with consummate ease in boxing, he wouldn't fare so well in UFC. UFC is a whole different sport, which is a lot more barbaric and savage than boxing - with their being more than one way to fight your opponent. It's fair to say that the majority of people had no doubt that Mayweather wouldn't last one round in the octagon with McGregor, making his admission very surprising.
In a recent rant on his Instagram story, Mayweather revealed that he'd been contacted about a potential rematch with "The Notorious" while wearing 4 oz gloves.
"You already know I'm a money-getting motherfucker," Mayweather said. "I'm Money May."
"They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back. I can come right back to the UFC. If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon."
"I can do a three- or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, and you motherf*ckers love me, and I love you moth*rfuckers."
Mayweather has previously retired on several occasions in the past but has always returned when a lucrative deal is waved in front of him. The 40-year-old undefeated champion saw his opportunity to fight McGregor as an easy payday, but it's not thought that he would be quite so keen on a rumble inside of the octagon. Despite this, the boxer continued to brag.
"I’m so tough at what I do, they had to go to a whole other barbarian sport to go get a motherfucker that would try to f*ck with me," he said.
"And you already know what I did with that. Lights out, party’s over, you can kiss the babies.
"It’s bankroll, you know, all I do is dress, flex and progress. And you already know I went from the streets to the executive suites."
It has been reported that Mayweather has continued to stay fit and that he is genuinely considering another comeback to the sport, but unless he knows how to grapple, kick and use every inch of his body rather than just his fists - don't expect to see him in the UFC anytime soon.