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Floyd Mayweather Jr. responds to Conor McGregor s retirement

Over the weekend, two-division UFC world champion Conor "The Notorious" McGregor once again announced his retirement.  The 31-year old McGregor (22-4 in MMA, 0-1 in Boxing), posted a photo of himself with his mother on Twitter with the caption "Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!"  Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours ?? pic.twitter.com/Dh4ijsZacZ — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 7, 2020 This was McGregor's third retirement announcement in the last four years, with his first one coming back in 2016 and the second one in 2019.  Obviously, the Irish combat sports star's first two 'retirements' were short-lived.  The following day, McGregor posted a photo of a cake, presumably from his daughter, that read "Happy Retirement Daddy" on his Instagram account.  While a lot of the comments were well-wishers, there was one comment that stood out, and it was from none other than undefeated boxing legend Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.  "If I'm not mistaken, didn't you tell Mike Tyson you could be at me if we fought a second time? Now you're quitting? I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again," Mayweather Jr's comment read.  Mayweather Jr. came out of retirement in 2017 to face McGregor in a professional boxing bout, the biggest combat sports event of that year. While McGregor did put up a good fight, Mayweather Jr. was able to maintain his undefeated record with a tenth-round TKO victory over the first-time boxer McGregor.  Since then, McGregor has returned to mixed martial arts, falling to reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018, and then bouncing back with a 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone back in January.  Will McGregor remain retired? Will Mayweather and McGregor share the ring once again? Only time will tell. .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJun 9th, 2020

MMA legend Tito Ortiz says he s been offered a fight with Mike Tyson

Since videos surfaced of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson working out and getting back into shape for his reported comeback, names of potential opponents have been popping up left and right.  Even former rival Evander Holyfield fanned the flames of a third meeting with Tyson after posting his own comeback training video.  MMA legend Tito Ortiz however, claims that someone actually called him up and offered a fight against "Iron Mike."  (RELATED: Mike Tyson works out with MMA legend Vitor Belfort) Talking to TMZ Sports, the 45-year old Ortiz, a former UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion and UFC Hall of Famer said that he received a call days after seeing Tyson's viral training videos.  “I was watching Mike Tyson hit pads with my old trainer Rafael Cordeiro, and Tyson looked like the old Tyson. Fast, and speed, and powerful, just like, wow. Is Tyson gonna make a comeback?” Ortiz shared.  “All of a sudden, two days later, someone asking me ‘What do you think about fighting Mike Tyson?’ I was like ‘Really? This is an opportunity of my life. I’m in!’" he continued.          View this post on Instagram                   .@MikeTyson - Legend Vs Legend on PPV! When are we doing it? Just so you all know I was called for this fight. What if someone called you , “would you fight Mike”? Me,”YES”! A post shared by Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz1999) on May 21, 2020 at 2:25am PDT Tyson, 53, has been retired since 2005, with his last professional boxing bout ending in a sixth-round retirement loss to Kevin McBride. During his prime however, Tyson was known as 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' and had multiple runs with the IBF, WBA, and WBC Heavyweight World Championships.  Ortiz on the other hand, was one of MMA's earliest stars and captured the UFC Light Heavyweight title in 2000. Ortiz held the title until 2002 and successfully defended it five times.  “I’m not sure if it’s going to be MMA or boxing, it hasn’t even gotten that far, I think we both got to be cleared by athletic commissions, that’s the biggest thing," Ortiz stated.  Either way, the man best known as 'The Huntington Beach Bad Boy' feels confident in his chances, whether the proposed bout be boxing or MMA.  “Either or, I’ve been boxing for 20 years, my boxing skills have gotten better and better. It may not be in the same level as Tyson, but has Tyson been punched in the face in the last 15 years? No he hasn’t, and have, and I’ve been able to subdue everyone I’ve competed against in the last four years.”  Ortiz has remained fairly active in his career, competing four times in the last five years. Since leaving the UFC in 2012, Ortiz has won five of his last six fights.  Ortiz clarified however, that he wasn't in any way trying to disrespect Tyson with his comments.  “First and foremost, before everything, I respect Mike. Mike’s an amazing man, he’s an amazing individual, in general. What he’s gone through and what he’s became, I gotta give him nothing but respect. I’m not trying to disrespect him at all. Anything that I say from this point out on, I really want to let him know, Mike you are the man, you are one of the best in the world, but I was one of the best in the world in my own game too.”  Should a bout with the boxing legend indeed materialize, Ortiz believes that it could draw better numbers than the last big MMA fighter-versus-boxing crossover bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr.  “What Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather did, I think we can double that. I just think it would be amazing, it would be fun. I think it would be a great opportunity for both of our brands.” When asked if he really thinks he can beat Tyson in boxing, Ortiz said that it's really just about gameplan. “Well, do you think Evander Holyfield stepped up and said ‘That’s Mike Tyson, I’mma be afraid of him. I’m not gonna be able to tie up with him and tire him out and then knock him out in the seventh or eighth round’? No. It’s all a gameplan, it’s all what you’re going to do to make the fight interesting, and I’m the person to make that happen!”            .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Mayweather wants McGregor, not Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Only UFC star Conor McGregor, not Manny Pacquiao or any other fighter, can lure Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of retirement......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

UFC President Dana White on Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor rumours: “I don’t care about any of that s**t”

Back in 2017, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor faced undefeated American boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a big-money superfight, arguably the biggest combat sports event of that year.  McGregor was, at the time, at an all-time high in his UFC career and was coming off a demolition of Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s first simultaneous two-division UFC champion.  Looking for even bigger paydays and an even bigger spot in the limelight, McGregor set his sights on Mayweather Jr, and the two ultimately agreed to a 12-round boxing bout.  During the lead-up to the bout, one of the people actively promoting the event was none other than UFC president Dana White. McGregor was the UFC’s biggest star at the time, and his superfight with Mayweather Jr. definitely helped draw eyes onto the world’s largest MMA promotion.  Three years later, McGregor is once again the topic of conversation after some mysterious tweets.  The Irish superstar tweeted the Filipino phrase “Tinatanggap ko”, which means “I accept” in english. Many believe that it’s a not-so-subtle dig at Filipino boxing star and eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao.  This comes after McGregor and Pacquiao already had an interesting exchange on Twitter a few weeks back.  It looks like “The Notorious” is once again angling for a big-money boxing bout against one of the world’s best. The difference now however, is that he’s retired from the UFC.  Which is why when White was asked about the McGregor-Pacquiao rumours, he had a simple answer: “I don’t care about any of that s**t.”  White’s response is understandable, given that McGregor, who last fought in the UFC in January, defeating Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds, is supposedly no longer connected to the North American mixed martial arts giant.  Should the Pacquiao-McGregor fight actually come to fruition however, would White remain as unconcerned as he is now? .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says Manny Pacquiao continues to fight because he has to

A little over five years after the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout, people still wonder if there's ever going to be a sequel.  Since that highly-anticipated 2015 bout between arguably two of boxing's biggest stars, Pacquiao and Mayweather's careers have gone in vastly different directions.  Following his 12-round loss to Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley in a trilogy bout, retired for half a year, and then came back to beat Jessie Vargas and capture the WBO Welterweight World Championship. Pacquiao would lose that title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision in Australia, before bouncing back by beating Lucas Matthysse to become a world champion once again. Just last year, Pacquiao put on two impressive performances in his title defense over Adrien Broner and his WBO (Super) Welterweight World Championship-clinching win over Keith Thurman. Now, at 41 years old, Pacquiao is still in the conversation of top opponents for welterweight stars like Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr.  After beating Pacquiao, Mayweather Jr. wrapped his career up with a win over Andre Berto to retire undefeated in 2015. Two years later however, Mayweather Jr. came back and claimed his 50th professional boxing win after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor by tenth-round TKO in a big-money superfight. Save for a three-round exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on New Year's Eve of 2018, Mayweather has remained retired.  So whenever Pacquiao earns a big win or whenever Mayweather does anything remotely related to a boxing ring, rumbles of a rematch always begin to appear.  Asked if he was interested in a rematch however, Mayweather sort of shot the idea down.  Asked if a rematch against McGregor was on his radar, Mayweather told rapper Fat Joe that he was more interested in fighting guys who has whole countries behind him.  "I’m a businessman now. I already proved, years and years ago, that I was the best, period. I’m talking pound-for-pound, I already proved all of that," Mayweather Jr. said. "At my age now, I’m a businessman, so I’m not gonna be out there competing and fighting guys that only got a small city behind them. You got a lot of American fighters that are good, but they got little cities behind them. I’mma fight guys that got a whole country behind them. So, I know I can demand and get what I want to get."  "So that's Pacquiao?" Fat Joe responded, looking for clarification.  Mayweather Jr. responded by saying that he made more in the McGregor fight.  (READ: Pac-Mac at super middleweight? Conor McGregor has interesting response to Manny Pacquiao's birthday greeting) "Listen, I made more with McGregor," Mayweather Jr. said. "My faculties and everything that I got comes first. We just talked about “Your health is your wealth”, and that’s why I got this towel on, I was working out today." "Money" followed up by saying that the difference between himself and Pacquiao is that Pacquiao needs to keep fighting.  "Pacquiao fight because he have to. Once again, I fight if I want to, so there’s a difference."  Was that a no? Was it a maybe? What did Mayweather Jr.'s statements mean?  Mayweather Jr. also hit back at those saying that Pacquiao wasn't in his prime when they met back in 2015.  "We keep on saying ‘at our prime’, I’m older than Pacquiao by two years. We keep on saying ‘in your prime’. When I beat Pacquiao, they say he wasn’t in his prime. I’m older than [him]. When I fought Oscar de la Hoya, me and Oscar, we both was in our thirties. They keep on…no matter what happens, it’s never good enough for anyone." Right now, it appears that the 50-0 fighter is happy staying retired, but he did share that he has something cooking alongside Japanese promotion Rizin for this year.         .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

UFC s toughest Cowboy set for career fight vs. McGregor

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press Donald Cerrone posted a booze-fueled photo to hype his anticipated fight against Conor McGregor: A bottle of Cerrone's preferred cheap American-style beer vs. the Irish fighter's own whiskey. Cerrone has eschewed McGregor's Proper No. Twelve whiskey, but the winningest fighter in UFC history finally takes his shot at the hard liquor's founder in a January fight at least five years in the making. UFC fans have buzzed for years about the potential brouhaha between McGregor, the biggest star in the sport, and the hard-living fighter better known as "Cowboy." Once the fight was announced last week, the prospect of some four-letter-word trash talking between two of the biggest mouths in the sport was dimmed — at least for now — when McGregor went on social media and wished Cerrone's family a happy holiday. McGregor's friendly acknowledgment came with a steely caveat, " See you in 20/20 with bullseye vision."         View this post on Instagram                   Let this Soak in! This will be my 51st MMA fight and I plan to add new numbers to all these list come January 18. I hold the all-time UFC record for wins with 23. I hold the all-time UFC record for finishes with 16. I hold the all-time UFC record for post-fight bonus awards with 18. I hold the all-time UFC record in knockdowns with 20. I hold the all-time UFC record with seven knockouts via kicks. A post shared by Donald Cerrone (@cowboycerrone) on Nov 29, 2019 at 3:27pm PST "This is the fight that everyone wants to see," Cerrone said. "I don't even know why we have to have a media tour. This fight is going to sell itself. He's done a great job of promoting himself and becoming Conor McGregor." The 170-pound bout is set to headline UFC 246 on Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor will fight inside the octagon for only the second time in 38 months and the first time since he was choked out by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Cerrone will continue to add to his legacy as MMA's busiest fighter — he fought four times in 2019 (2-2) and holds the UFC career record for wins (23) and most finishes (16) in company history. Cerrone doesn't necessarily believe his grind-it-out schedule holds an advantage over McGregor's elongated rest period. "I don't know if I believe in all that ring rust stuff," Cerrone said. "I don't know if that's an actual thing. He's very talented, won two world titles, went in there with Floyd Mayweather. I don't think a year or a couple of years off is going to matter. Who the (heck) knows? I'm coming in full guns a blazing, man. My camp's excited about this fight." His cowboy hat always on, Cerrone has grown into one of the more popular fighters in UFC with his fight anyone, any time style and who always seems up for a good time. The 36-year-old Cerrone (a +190 underdog) has done it all, except win a UFC championship. His method of cramming as many fights as he can into the shortest window has perhaps at times prevented the patience necessary needed to wait for a major title shot. Cerrone's losses this year were to Tony Ferguson (on a 12-fight winning streak and set to fight Nurmagomedov) and Justin Gaethje (three straight wins and a regular fight of the night winner). "I'm like my own worst enemy, for sure," Cerrone said. "My coaches say all the time, don't take that fight. I definitely could have had better opportunities if I was sitting and waiting. But I love it. I love chasing this crazy feeling." He waited out McGregor for what is expected to be the richest payday of his career. The seeds were planted when Cerrone first called out McGregor when they shared the UFC Fight Night card in January 2015. They shared a dais in 2015 to promote upcoming UFC cards and promptly took aim at each other. Cerrone continued through the years to pressure McGregor to kickstart his comeback and fight him. "This fight was going to happen three or four times," Cerrone said. "Everyone would get their hopes up and then it wouldn't go through. It was like, yeah, right, it's not going to happen. Then the contract came sliding across, and I was like, oh (wow), here it is." Cerrone is ready for a "fun as hell" fight night in a matchup that might have been more enticing two or three years ago. The fight has already seemingly become more about how McGregor will look in his return than what a win would mean for Cerrone’s career. But while McGregor has been caught up in a string of legal woes during his time off, Cerrone has remained in about an endless cycle of training. "My wrestling is far superior," Cerrone said Monday by phone on his way to a swim workout outside his training camp home of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "My pace, my cardio, I plan on really putting on the pressure." Cerrone signed a new mutli-fight deal as part of the McGregor bout and has no plans to slow down, no matter the outcome. He's dabbled in acting and says he wants to put his UFC records far out of reach for the next generation of stars. He trains at the BMF Ranch, part of another nickname that's made him one of the more respected fighters inside the cage. Up next, the fight of a lifetime. "What I want to do is get all of America to back me like Ireland does him," Cerrone said, laughing. "That's what I want. If there's a guy for America to stand behind, it's the blue-collar, beer-drinking Cowboy. I think I'm the man.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Why a fight between Mayweather, McGregor will never happen

MANILA, Philippines — UFC president Dana White said the "dream fight" between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will never happen......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Thumbs down on Floyd bout with McGregor

MANILA, Philippines – Top executives of the Universal Fighting Challenge and the Floyd Mayweather camp openly ruled out any possibility of UFC champion Conor.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Report: UFC’s McGregor acquires boxing license in California

MANILA, Philippines — Conor McGregor's wish to fight Floyd Mayweather may soon become a reality......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Paghaharap ni Mayweather at McGregor imposible

INIHAYAG ni UFC President Dana White na napakaliit lamang ang tsansa na magharap sina retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr at UFC star Conor McGregor. Ayon kay White, mas interesado ang dalawa sa paggawa ng pera imbes na magpalitan ng suntok. Dagda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

UFC chief Dana White says Mayweather-McGregor fight will never happen

MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White believes a titanic clash between boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

McGregor fuels hopes for Mayweather fight

MANILA, Philippines – A fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and retired undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. still isn’t out of the question......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

Conor McGregor inks deal for January comeback

Conor McGregor is set to reverse his latest flirtation with retirement with a fight against Dustin Poirier in January, the Irish mixed martial arts star said on Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Conor McGregor announces engagement to long-time partner Dee Devlin

Irish mixed martial arts superstar "The Notorious" Conor McGregor is in the news once again after revealing his engagement to long-time partner Dee Devlin.          View this post on Instagram                   What a birthday, my future wife ! A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Aug 8, 2020 at 7:43am PDT McGregor posted a photo of Dee showing off a massive engagement ring on his Instagram account, with the caption "What a birthday, my future wife!" McGregor, who turned 32 earlier this year, and Devlin, 33, have been together sinc 2008, and have two kids together.  2020 has been quite the year for McGregor, who made his return to the Octagon in January, blasting veteran Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.  Later in the year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, McGregor surprised everyone by annoucing his retirement from competition.  He doesn't appear to be closing the door on possible boxing superfights however, as he's been teasing a bout with eight-division boxing world champion and Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao over the past few weeks. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Conor McGregor responds to Pinoy fan on Twitter

Conor McGregor responds to Pinoy fan on Twitter.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

UFC superstar McGregor retires again

London, United Kingdom -- ­Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Conor McGregor makes 3rd retirement announcement in 4 years

Conor McGregor makes 3rd retirement announcement in 4 years.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday. The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture of the Irishman with his mother, Margaret. “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. […] The post UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces retirement appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

Mayweather needs Manny to stay relevant

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he’s coming out of a third retirement to fight this year and there are hints that Money is considering two events with UFC president Dana White in his team......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Mayweather teases 2020 comeback

LOS ANGELES: Floyd Mayweather has teased a possible return to fighting, writing in an Instagram post he was “coming out of retirement” in 2020. The former welterweight boxing king revealed news of the comeback beneath a photo of him wearing boxing trunks and hand wraps. “Coming out of retirement in 2020,” Mayweather wrote in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2019

Mayweather teases 2020 comeback

LOS ANGELES, USA – Floyd Mayweather has teased a possible return to fighting, writing in an Instagram post he was "coming out of retirement" in 2020. The former welterweight boxing king revealed news of the comeback beneath a photo of him wearing boxing trunks and hand wraps.  "Coming out of retirement in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2019