Floyd Mayweather Reveals Why He Could Lose to Conor McGregor

Bryan Brandom
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There's still no word on a showdown between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor.

But for the first time, the man they call Money admitted the 28-year-old Irishman stood a chance against him in the boxing ring—because of their ages.

"I've been off for a couple years and I'm 40 years old now," Mayweather told TMZ at an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. "So, I'm a lot older and he's still in his twenties and I'm in my forties now. So that could play a major key, we don't know. And he's a heavy hitter. … Does he have a good chance of upsetting Floyd Mayweather? I can't say, but anything can happen in the sport of boxing."

Mayweather also noted that the one-time UFC double champion is a better fighter on his feet than people think.

"Every time he goes out there and defeats fighters, he's standing up," he said. "He's in a boxing position and he's beating fighters."

Still, the undefeated 40-year-old took a shot at McGregor, by implying that the UFC bad boy isn't even the biggest star in his sport, thanks to Mayweather himself.

"Conor McGregor is the second-biggest name in MMA."