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Floyd Mayweather offers rematch to again-retired Conor McGregor

McGregor has yet again announced his retirement from fighting, which prompted a response from Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

UFC’s Conor McGregor has once again taken to social media to announce his retirement from fighting, saying there’s not much desire from him anymore as lists of potential opponents don’t really move the needle for him.

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That post would get the attention of former opponent Floyd Mayweather, who previously stopped McGregor in 10 rounds when they met in the biggest novelty fight of this era back in 2017. Since then there have been intermittent reports that a sequel could happen, but nothing substantial has materialized.

But in the years since McGregor has often been quoted as saying that he’s certain that he would beat Mayweather in a rematch, so when he posted a photo of that retirement cake, Mayweather couldn’t help but respond in the comments.

“If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought for a second time?” Mayweather wrote. “Now you’re quitting! I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I’ll be waiting to punish you again.”

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