Fresh off his latest triumph, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor continues to call out boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and attempt to lure him into a bout.
McGregor called Mayweather “afraid” and demanded $100 million for a showdown between the two during an appearance in a New York nightclub on Tuesday.
“As far as real fighting — true, pure unarmed combat — Floyd [Mayweather] doesn’t want any of this,” said McGregor, in a video published by TMZ. “I want $100 million cash to fight him in boxing rules because he’s afraid of a real fight.”
Talk of a possible fight between the two headliners of their sport picked up steam in the spring with both stoking the idea. But in more recent days, Mayweather has dismissed the notion.
39-year-old Mayweather retired in September of 2015 after accumulating a 49-0 record during a 19-year career that produced world titles in five weight divisions and earnings in excess of $800 million.
McGregor is flying high after last week’s knockout win over Eddie Alvarez. The victory made the 28-year-old a titleholder of two UFC belts.