Floyd Mayweather hints at rematch with Conor McGregor after UFC 246

Ryan Young
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Shortly after Conor McGregor's win at UFC 246, Floyd Mayweather hinted at a rematch with the Irishman sometime this year on Instagram.
Shortly after Conor McGregor's win at UFC 246, Floyd Mayweather hinted at a rematch with the Irishman sometime this year on Instagram. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor picked up his first since win since 2016 on Saturday night, taking out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in Las Vegas.

Now, it appears that Floyd Mayweather wants to step back into the ring with McGregor.

Mayweather posted a photo of the two on Instagram late on Saturday night after McGregor’s win at T-Mobile Arena without comment, hinting at a rematch between the two fighters later this year.

Mayweather — who boasts a perfect 50-0 record — returned to the ring after a two-year break to take on McGregor in Las Vegas in 2017, and won by TKO in the 10th round in what was McGregor’s first official boxing match. At the time, Mayweather said the bout was his last.

The 42-year-old has said that he wants to come out of retirement in recent months, however, and even posted a picture of him with UFC president Dana White to Instagram late last year announcing that the two are “working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020.”

While a rematch with McGregor would undoubtedly be exciting, Mayweather may have other plans in the works, too.

He posted a similar picture just minutes later with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov as the opponent.

Either way, it looks like Mayweather may be back in the ring sometime this year. Who stands opposite of him, however, remains to be seen.

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