We wouldn't hold our breath waiting for the boxing great to make the switch to the Octagon but, apparently, the world's preeminent MMA organisation wanted to see Mayweather come out of retirement for some five-minute rounds under their banner.
Mayweather hung up his gloves for good in August after making a return to the ring for a special, one-off fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor under boxing rules. The meeting of combat sports' two biggest pay-per-view draws was pretty one-sided when it eventually went down in the T-Mobile Arena but it would definitely be a different story if takedowns, submissions, kicks, elbows and knees were permitted.
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And Mayweather has revealed in a recent rant on Instagram that he'd been contacted about a potential rematch with 'The Notorious' with 4oz. I can come right back to the UFC.
If I want, I can go. The year-old clearly saw McGregor as an easy payday but we don't reckon the earning potential of a UFC fight would be enough to tempt him to sign on the dotted line. And you already know I went from the streets to the executive suites.
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- And the popularity of watching Pay per view has been increased, so far. The pay per view started in , where viewers come to the theatre to watch the fights, rate PPV was developed for boxing and gained popularity because of the sport.
- Matthew Dunn 28 Aug , Updated: 1 Sep , IF YOU were one of the millions of people illegally streaming the Mayweather and McGregor fight, you might have noticed mystery codes appearing during the broadcast. There has been no explanation about the source or meaning of the unusual watermark, although it could spell bad news for those illegally broadcasting the fight.