MMA Reporter: Alleged Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Super-Fight Is ‘Nonsense’

By Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi
May 6, 2016 Updated: May 6, 2016

It appeared that a bout between undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.. and champion Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Conor McGregor was close to becoming real, according to a report by The Sun.

But two tweets by well-known MMA journalist Ariel Helwani quickly crushed the allegations that the trending #MayweatherMcGregor fight would actually get off the ground.

The Sun reported that the two would go head-to-head during the summer of 2016, citing sources close to Mayweather, who claimed the boxer is “obsessed with teaching McGregor a lesson and has demanded that the UFC featherweight champion lose 25 lbs. for the fight.”

Their payouts: even more unbelievable.

Mayweather, according to the report, was set to take home a massive $144.8 million, while McGregor would somehow agree to taking home only $10.1 million.

The sources claimed that both fighters agreed to the bout on May 2.

However, if the match was to take place, it would surpass Mayweather’s match against Pacquiao, which is the highest grossing fight in combat sports history, The Sun reported.

The rumor also did not disclose whether the fight would be strictly a boxing match, or allow for ground game.

Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi