Floyd Mayweather '90%' sure that next fight will be against Conor McGregor

Asked if he could guarantee he would fight again, Mayweather replied: "I never said that". But his plan now is to try to lure Mayweather out retirement for a superfight with McGregor.

In April, McGregor said he expected to make more than $100 million in a fight against Mayweather.

"If we can come to a deal with [Al] Haymon and [Floyd] Mayweather, the fight's going to happen".

CONOR McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather seemed like a pipe dream a year ago but now the fight appears closer than ever to reality. We reported yesterday that McGregor has also put in (all be it an incomplete one at the moment) application for his professional boxing license in Nevada.

White finished negotiations with McGregor last week for the split that will be shared between the fighter and the UFC and now it's all about striking a deal with Mayweather.

Las Vegas sportsbooks already are taking thousands of dollars in bets on a Mayweather-McGregor fight even though no deal for the bout has been completed with Mayweather's camp nor a date or site finalized.

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"Notorious" released a statement earlier today (May 18) where he expressed excitement in working out a deal with Zuffa LLC and the UFC. The list of those he has beaten includes just about every top fighter anywhere near his weight: Manny Pacquiao; Saúl Álvarez, known as Canelo; Miguel Cotto; Juan Manuel Marquez; Oscar De La Hoya.

"The McGregor side is done", the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president said. But the UFC commissioner disagreed with the boxer saying he was the main draw for the bout. I have accomplished everything I want to accomplish. The fans demand that fight; we have to give them what they want to see to make them happy.

Thursday's events were a switch from previous months, when Mayweather was the one demanding that his would-be opponent come to terms.

McGregor previous year obtained a boxing licence granted by the California State Athletic Commission, which would allow him to box in the U.S. state as part of his pursuit of a cross-sport showdown with Mayweather. "Conor will go after him and we'll see what happens".

McGregor earned a UFC record $3 million purse for UFC 202, but he told TMZ Sports in November that he wants a much larger payday to box.

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