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McGregor only has eyes for Mayweather

Eddie Alvarez feels the punching power of Conor McGregor during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden.
Eddie Alvarez feels the punching power of Conor McGregor during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Jason Silva/AGIF

BOXING: Conor McGregor isn't thinking about defending his lightweight title or even moving up to fight for a third UFC title at welterweight.

The only thing on McGregor's mind is a super fight with retired boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

"I have my eyes on one thing and that's Floyd Mayweather," McGregor said during a pay-per-view interview from England. "That's the thing I have my eyes on."

McGregor made it clear that he's serious about the proposed mega-fight with Mayweather that could produce some of the biggest financial numbers in the history of combat sports. McGregor and Mayweather have combined for some of the gaudiest live gates and pay-per-view sales in history and a fight pitting them against each other could produce astronomical figures for both competitors.

Just recently, UFC president Dana White offered McGregor and Mayweather $25 million each plus a cut of the pay-per-view profits to make the fight between them a reality. While Mayweather quickly scoffed at that figure, McGregor believes it's only a matter of time before the two sides sit down to hammer out a deal.

"Me and Floyd have got to get together and talk and figure it out the same way him and Manny (Pacquiao) figured it out," McGregor said. "Once we come to a number, once we come to a set number that I'm happy with, that he's happy with and then we go to the customers. Then we go to the promoters, the buyers and then we get it done. That's next.

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr fights Andre Berto during their welterweight title bout in September 2015 in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather Jr fights Andre Berto during their welterweight title bout in September 2015 in Las Vegas. Steve Marcus

"I'll go to Vegas, I'll handle the commission or we'll figure that situation out and then we'll come to a dotted line and then we'll go, but this is happening."

McGregor stated during the hour-long interview that he was planning a trip to Las Vegas in the near future to settle his fine with the Nevada State Athletic Commission after he was fined $150,000 for his part in the UFC 202 press conference where he was launching bottles and cans at his opponent Nate Diaz.

Once that's settled, McGregor expects for his boxing license in Nevada to be approved and then he can move forward with negotiations to face Mayweather

"I'm going to fly out there, fix it, I'm going to get my Las Vegas boxing (license) and then we'll see where the (expletive) Floyd's at!" McGregor shouted.

"That fight is more than being explored. That fight has been in the works for a while now. Look, there's a lot of steps to get through to get the fight done but it's the fight to make. It's the fight that people want. It's the fight I want. It's the fight I know I'm confident going in there."

Topics:  boxing conor mcgregor floyd mayweather ufc

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