May­weather taunts McGre­gor

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LOS AN­GE­LES: Floyd May­weather taunted Conor McGre­gor over his fail­ure to agree terms on their po­ten­tial su­per­fight on Tues­day, in­sist­ing once more he was ready to climb into a ring with the mixed mar­tial arts star.

“If Conor McGre­gor re­ally wants this fight to hap­pen, stop blow­ing smoke up every­body’s ass,” May­weather told ESPN, ac­cus­ing the Ir­ish­man of stalling on a deal.

“Sign the pa­per. Sign the pa­per. You said you were boss, so just sign the pa­per and let’s make it hap­pen.”

Spec­u­la­tion of a fight be­tween retired for­mer boxing wel­ter­weight king May­weather and McGre­gor has in­ten­si­fied in re­cent months.

In Fe­bru­ary, a re­port in Ire­land said the two sides had agreed terms and were only await­ing the res­o­lu­tion of a “third party holdup” to con­firm the deal.

The Ne­vada State Ath­letic Com­mis­sion also con­firmed it was aware of ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween May­weather and McGre­gor.

May­weather, who retired un­de­feated in Septem­ber 2015 with a per­fect 49-0 record, has said he is will­ing to fight McGre­gor in a boxing ring.

How­ever McGre­gor, 28, is un­der con­tract to the Ul­ti­mate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship, who would have to sign off on the bout for it to hap­pen.

Floyd May­weather

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