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Floyd Mayweather: 'Do I think McGregor fight will happen? Absolutely'

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Floyd Mayweather sat down with Showtime's Steve Farhood to talk Conor McGregor and a possible return.

On the Conor McGregor talk

"It's really not a rumor. The fight may happen. We really don't know, as of right now. As of right now. But do I think the fight will happen? Absolutely. We're the A-side, of course. It has to be a boxing match, because most fights that Conor McGregor won inside the Octagon, he was a stand-up guy. So I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a tough fight for me. We really don't know as of right now, but there's been a lot of talk, and hopefully we can make the fight happen."

On McGregor not really being a challenge for him

"He's no pushover. One thing about Conor McGregor, he's no pushover. He fell short in his last bout, but a true champion can always bounce back, so that's a guy I can't overlook."

On terms for a fight with McGregor

"We haven't picked a venue, we haven't talked about money yet. I'm gonna get $100 million, of course. Every time I go out, that's my number. Every time I go out and get inside that squared circle, it's $100 million or better."

"I'm no longer a fighter. I'm an entertainer, a businessman. When I'm at home, when I sit back and really think about it, even though I really believe in my heart and my soul, and I know that I'm TBE, but being the best businessman on the outside is what I love more than being the best fighter inside."

"One of the best fighters to do business on the outside. To be in this situation, I made some smart, smart investments. I'm able to make seven figures a month for the rest of my life. I'm truly blessed."

On Gennady Golovkin

"I just look at the situation like this: Sugar Ray Leonard, he jumped up in weight. Roberto Duran jumped up in weight, Oscar De La Hoya jumped up in weight, Floyd Mayweather jumped up in weight, Pernell Whitaker jumped up in weight, Roy Jones jumped up in weight. So many legendary champions jumped up in weight. I jumped up in weight. When is GGG gonna jump up in weight?

"I proved myself over and over again. I'm not ducking or dodging GGG. I'm a businessman. My focus right now, if I was to get inside a ring and compete, only guy I'm thinking about right now, business-wise, is Conor McGregor."

On the chances we'll see him fight again

"50-50. 50-50. I'm pretty sure -- we have to find a venue! We haven't spoken on certain terms. I'm my boss on my end. I don't know what Conor McGregor can do, but I'm pretty sure we can make it happen. If the fans demand the fight, we can make it happen."