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McGregor: Mayweather pulled out of rematch negotiations

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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

According to a social media post from Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather has withdrawn from negotiations to stage a rematch with him — teased to be in the octagon this time around.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

"Senior."

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...