American professional boxing promoter, Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr, has announced that he will fight Conor McGregor for the second time after he beats Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Mayweather speaking to TMZ Sports said; “McGregor was talking that s*** so it ain’t over.
“After Me and Khabib we lock-up, me and McGregor going to lock-up again.”
Mayweather fought McGregor last August in the highest-grossing pay-per-view fight of all time but now the undefeated American wants to fight Nurmagomedov and McGregor in a second fight.
Mayweather said it was the “crazy numbers” that is the main reason behind him accepting challenges from UFC fighters.
“They say, why you keep fighting all them MMA guys? – man listen, me and Khabib going to do crazy numbers, me and McGregor going to do crazy numbers.
“I only clash with a guy that can do crazy numbers.”
When asked to clarify that he will be fighting both Khabib and McGregor in the future, Mayweather said:
“Oh absolutely, we going to fight.
“A lot of people didn’t think me and McGregor was going to fight, I want to commend Dana White, he doing a hell of a job.
“But the thing with the Mayweather-McGregor fight, I’m glad that that happened because that made the UFC go up a notch, so all I’m doing is keeping all combat sports alive.
“All I got to say is this, Mayweather-Khabib, 2019.”
Nurmagomedov called out Mayweather on Tuesday but wrote that he did not want to fight the undefeated American in Las Vegas as he waits for his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission over a post-fight brawl following his win over McGregor at UFC 229.
Mayweather responded to the call out of the UFC lightweight champion on his Twitter page, Mayweather wrote:
“CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the chequebook out!.
“Go to @leonardellerbe ‘s page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me.”
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) October 15, 2018