CONOR MCGREGOR has sensationally claimed he “carried” Floyd Mayweather in their showdown.
The UFC’s poster boy entered the boxing world in August 2017 to face the former five-weight world champion in what was aptly dubbed ‘The Money Fight’.
McGregor turned in a valiant display in the early rounds but succumbed to fatigue and was ultimately stopped in the tenth round of the Sin City showdown.
Many boxing fans believe Mayweather “carried” The Notorious to make a spectacle of the bout, although the MMA superstar insists it was the other way around.
In response to a dig from former UFC rival Nate Diaz, the Irishman said: “I carried Floyd.
“Not next time. Like in the pub. One shot. Nighty night I don’t give a rats, U too.”
A rematch between the pair has remained a distinct possibility, with SunSport revealing talks between both parties on multiple occasions.
Mayweather recently claimed a second showdown with the southpaw was on the cards, telling The Daily Mail: “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.
“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.
“I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment.
“So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys.
“I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”
McGregor responded by tweeting a picture of himself uppercutting Mayweather with the accompanying caption: “#notinterested.”
Boxing legend Mayweather was last in action in November in an exhibition bout with YouTuber Deji.
McGregor, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
The Dubliner, however, is planning to return to action early next year, recently saying: “Early 2023 I’m aiming for.
“Sometime in that first quarter.
“That will give me a good couple of months [to prepare].
“Once I wrap this [filming Road House] up in a couple of days, get the camp going [for] a good couple of months. And get going.”
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