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McGregor: Mayweather pulled out of rematch negotiations

Conor McGregor says he doesn't fault Mayweather as his game is 'unforgiving.'

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

According to a social media post from Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather has withdrawn from negotiations to stage a rematch with him — teased to be in the octagon this time around.

"I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement. My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games.

"I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes. Have a great retirement Junior. Now come here and give your old man a hug for old times sake. I’m proud of you son.

"Yours truly,


It's hard to know exactly what to make of this but the fact McGregor said he plans to carry on in his negotiations suggests that this won't be the last we hear on the topic. Expect more back and forth banter to come...

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