Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor could be heading for a rematch with one key difference – this time it’s set to take place on McGregor’s turf: UFC.
The undefeated Mayweather stopped McGregor when the pair met in a money-spinning boxing match last August, with the Irishman dispatched in the tenth round of Las Vegas contest.
Since then speculation has been rife that a rematch could be on the cards, with McGregor no doubt eager to repair some of the damage to his bruised ego.
One scenario previously pitched suggested the pair would take their rivalry to the Octagon.
However, with Mayweather completely inexperienced in the more physical art of MMA, it seemed like the idea was something of a non-starter.
That may not necessarily be the case anymore, however, after the 40-year-old posted a video of himself entering an MMA cage on Twitter.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 30, 2018
The clip was seen by most pundits as a clear call to arms by Mayweather ahead of a potential rematch on altogether different turf.
As brutal as the experience might end up being, it’s easy to see why the idea might be an attractive one for Mayweather – he would earn another hefty pay day while his undefeated 50-0 record as a boxer would remain intact.
And in a fresh twist, McGregor has responded to the clip on Twitter, commenting: “hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son. Yours sincerely, Senior.”
Hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2018
The comment is being viewed as an indication that the Irishman is on board for any rematch, while it’s likely that UFC president Dana White would welcome the contest, which would only raise the profile of the sport further.
One thing is for sure: this isn’t the last fans have heard of this particular story.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.