No McGregor showdown for Mayweather
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Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he will not return to the ring to face mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor.
The 39-year-old American five-weight world champion, who retired from the sport with an undefeated record of 49–0 following a victory against Andre Berto 12 months ago, had previously intimated that he could return for a $100million pay-day to face 28-year-old Irishman, McGregor.
However, it appears that a problem over funding for the fight has scuppered it from getting off the ground with McGregor claiming that executives from Showtime promoters were not willing to stump up the money required for Mayweather to get involved.
There was also the question of the UFC, who McGregor is contracted to, giving the fight their blessing or getting involved with a co-promotion.
However, Mayweather has now spoken out to pour cold water on the possibility and revealed that there will be no showdown.
"I tried to make the fight happen but we [weren't] able to, so we must move on," he told FightHype.com.
"I feel honoured to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing, and I don't even compete no more."