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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor Want to Steal Your Money Again

It looks like we'll have a new chapter of "The Money Fight" in 2023.

Former world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. hinted at the possibility of facing current UFC fighter Conor McGregor again. The two fighters already faced each other in August 2017, in one of the most high-profile bouts in boxing history.

In the first installment, Mayweather Jr. stopped McGregor by TKO in the 10th round to improve his professional record to 50-0. The American never fought officially again, although he has had exhibition matches against names such as Tenshin Nasukawa and Logan Paul.

"I want to go out there this weekend and have fun. Then I have another exhibition [in] Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023," Mayweather told The Daily Mail. "We don't know if it's going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there's been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition."

Mayweather Jr. is set to face Mikuru Asakura next September 25th in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, under the Rizn FF mixed martial arts organization. The exhibition fight will have a total of three rounds, and will be the second time the renowned boxer competes under the Japanese banner.

Irishman McGregor is on a losing streak, with three defeats in his last four fights. In his last appearance, the former champion lost by TKO to Dustin Poirier after breaking his tibia, a serious injury that has kept him out of action.

"Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there," McGregor told Sky Sports last May. "Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC - that story is far from over; in fact, it's just being written, it is just the beginning. But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future."

No matter when, the fight will sell

It's true that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 45 years old and hasn't officially fought in five years; it's also a fact that Conor McGregor's best days are behind him, but when you put the two top superstars of their sports in the ring, the attention is guaranteed.

Conor McGregor is by far the biggest name in UFC history, having transcended the octagon and generating relevance even among casual MMA fans. The Irishman, who was also a double champion, starred in four of the five best-selling events in the history of the UFC, an impressive fact.

The five best-selling fights in boxing history all featured Floyd Mayweather Jr., always topping one million PPV buys.

As a business, this fight can't go wrong, and that's why there is real interest among both fighters, because they know they will collect a bigger paycheck than any other at this point.

New fight, more of the same

Mayweather Jr., despite his advanced age, will most likely make McGregor look good in the ring again because there is no comparison between the two in terms of boxing. Clearly, if the fight was in MMA, McGregor would destroy him in seconds.

We can expect the same media magnitude for this possible exhibition or official bout, with the attendance of great international personalities and the presentation of important artists during the weigh-in and the national anthems.

If you expect to see in this fight the highest level of boxing today, you are in the wrong place. This bout will be mere entertainment between two superstars, nothing more than that. Although he continues to show condition and remains very good physically, Mayweather Jr. is far from his prime, while McGregor has never been an elite boxer.