Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are being linked together again. They considered facing each other in a boxing match but the talks died after McGregor opted to face Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC 202.
But now that McGregor has already avenge his defeat to Diaz, he previously hinted that he will revisit talks about facing Mayweather. But UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is not too thrilled.
The Mayweather vs McGregor is billed as a battle between two in-demand fighters based on their recent earnings. But for Overeem, it will be a battle between two liars, two fighters who are lying about their real paychecks.
Overeem said that fans are made to believe that Mayweather and McGregor earned lucrative salaries from their previous fights. For him, to see is to believe, reiterating that he needs proof from both fighters.
“My answer to that, to Mayweather and to Conor, let me see some bank statements,” Overeem said via MMA Fighting. “You can talk, you can say it, you can put it out there in tweets, but let me see a bank statement that says UFC wired X amount of money, because it’s always going to be this way. People lie.”
Do you think Mayweather and McGregor are really hiding their real earnings? One thing is for sure, though, a showdown between the two combat sports superstars will be a huge pay-per-view draw. But the question is, will it really happen?
Mayweather seemed to have doused cold water to the rumors. The former boxing pound-for-pound king, who retired in September last year, reiterated that he is not planning to return, even if it will be against biggest rival Manny Pacquiao. The unbeaten superstar said that he is now focused on helping young fighters make their name in boxing.
“They ask me the same questions a thousand times and I say that I’m not coming back,” Mayweather told Fighthype. “They ask me the same questions over and over and over again. I just want to help these young fighters.”
So there it goes, Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will not happen — at least as of today.