It's been five months now since the blockbuster fight between boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC fighter Conor McGregor. Now the two are teasing a rematch.
Mayweather posted a photo from the original fight on Monday with the capiton "#MCM Mayweatehr Crushes McGregor. He followed that up on Tuesday with a video of himself entering a UFC-style octagon cage.
McGregor, never afraid to hit back on social media, responded by retweeting the video with the caption "Hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son. Yours sincerely, Senior." He then posted a photo of himself with his son Conor McGregor Jr with the caption, "F— the Mayweathers."
Hahahaha very good. Keep up the good work my son.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2018
Mayweather defeated McGregor in their first fight with a TKO in the 10th round, though many critics gave McGregor credit for lasting that long with the 49-0 11-time boxing world champion.
McGregor rose to prominence in the UFC when he debuted for the top mixed martial arts company back in April 2013. He became a world champion by defeating Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 in December 2015 to become the UFC Featherweight Champion, then became a dual champion by defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205 in November 2016.
Following the Alvarez fight at Madison Square Garden, McGregor has not competed in the UFC as the promotion, training, fight and recovery for the Mayweather vs. McGregor bout took up the bulk of his time in 2017. As a result, McGregor was stripped of his featherweight title due to going too long without a defense. He's also reportedly been stripped of his lightweight championship, though UFC President Dana White refused to confirm that and he is still listed as champion on the promotion's official website.
With the fires of a rematch with Mayweather being stoked, social media has already begun to speculate who would win.
So mayweather mcgregor part 2 is coming huh.— BEN BALLER™ (@BENBALLER) January 30, 2018
there are grown men out there that believe floyd mayweather could knockout connor mcgregor in the octagon— mike (@MajorManiak) January 30, 2018
Comparing McGregor to Mayweather is ridiculous. Floyd’s a 4-weight world champion since 98 with 25+ consecutive world title fights, no #L
Make no mistake, McGregor has excelled in a very short career, but he’s not in Mayweather’s ballpark and never will be.— g r e g o r (@mrgregorallan) January 31, 2018
McGregor v Mayweather modified MMA rules.— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) January 31, 2018
Fight has to be stood up within 15 seconds of hitting the mat. Floyd survives 15 seconds, he gets a restart standing. 4 ounce gloves in the cage.
Along the lines of the proposed Brock Lesnar v Lennox Lewis fight from 2003