Floyd Mayweather has claimed he could make $1billion from fighting in the
‘Money’ retired from boxing after defeating Conor McGregor in August, but has hinted that he could return to the fight game.
In a video posted on YouTube, Mayweather suggested he could make one billion dollars from “three or four” fights.
He said: “You already know I’m a money-getting motherf*****.
“I’m Money May. They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back.
“I can come right back to the UFC.
“If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon.
“I can do a three or four fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, and you motherf***** love me, and I love you motherf*****.”
His comments have sparked speculation that he could face McGregor in the Octagon.
It would be just one of a number of options for the Dubliner in 2018.
Last week, Manny Pacquiao revealed he has held preliminary talks with McGregor about a potential fight.
When asked about holding talks with the 29-year-old, Pacquiao said: “Initially but we have not yet had any follow-up conversations.
“If we can negotiate it, I have no problem. It is OK with both of us.”
Pacquiao, who is now a senator in his native Phillippines, says his next fight must take place during the Senate recess and that McGregor is just one of a number of options.
He added: “It depends who they can finalise as my opponent by April.”
Last month, UFC President Dana White claimed McGregor might never fight again.
He said: “Listen, Conor might never fight again.
“He made $100 [expletive] million. I’ve got guys who made less than that who are lawyers and went to school their whole lives and quit working.
“When you go to school your whole life to be a lawyer, and you’re a good lawyer, and you make a few bucks and you’re done?
“The guy’s sitting home every day watching cartoons or whatever he’s doing. I don’t know.
“[Ex-UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva doesn’t work any more. These guys make money and that’s it.
“Fighting is the worst. Fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you have $100 million in the bank.
“Money changes everything with a lot of people.”