Floyd Mayweather's Manager Responds To Conor McGregor's Call Out
Floyd Mayweather's manager has responded to Conor McGregor saying he would win a rematch with the American boxing legend.
McGregor was defeated by Mayweather on his professional boxing debut in August 2017, but the Irishman wants to avenge his loss.
The UFC superstar is confident he can inflict Mayweather with his first defeat and believes a second fight will happen.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani, McGregor revealed his desire to run it back with Mayweather which prompted a swift reply from Leonard Ellerbe.
"Ayo @TheNotoriousMMA are you really sure about that champ, you know we can make that happen, asking for a friend?" The CEO of Mayweather promotions wrote on social media.
Mayweather called time on his career after beating McGregor, but he's set to return to action after striking a deal with UFC president Dana White.
McGregor, meanwhile, will make his anticipated UFC comeback this weekend when he faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, though the 31-year-old is eyeing a boxing bout with Mayweather.
"I'd like to rematch Floyd, I think we should rematch Floyd. He's flirting with it and he could choose someone else but it wouldn't be the same," he said.
"I was phenomenal in that bout, the only reason I lost was because I prepared for a back-footed Philly Shell style of opponent. When the fight was like that, I was picking him apart then he came forward and started pressing.
"I wasn't sinking into my shorts like I am now with my boxing coaches under my belt. I know I would beat him if we rematch, when we rematch.
"It's going to happen again but I am open to other boxing bouts."