If Floyd Mayweather was serious when he denied reports of his interest in making the leap into the UFC octagon, he sure is doing a good job of stringing fight fans along to believe the contrary.
The 40-year-old boxing legend poured gasoline all over the rumors on Tuesday, when he tweeted a captionless video of his entering an octagon.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 30, 2018
Because Conor McGregor has had nothing better to do but focus on his social media accounts since he crossed over into the boxing ring to fight Mayweather, the UFC lightweight champion (for now) took notice and responded.
Hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2018
Back in December, Mayweather responded to UFC president Dana White’s calling a Mayweather UFC deal “a realistic possibility.”
“Would and could do is different things,” Mayweather told fight FightHype. “I’m not going to do it though.”
Still, in that same interview, Money Mayweather couldn’t help but brag about how much money he could pull in as a UFC fighter.
“If I made over a billion dollars before, I could do it again,” Mayweather said. “If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights, I could make a billion dollars if I choose to get in the octagon and fight. … We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather. … I’m just saying I could. I’m not doing it, but I’m saying what I could do to make a billion dollars quick.”
As White said in December: “Mayweather vs. McGregor f**king happened. Anything is possible.”