BOXING legend Floyd Mayweather has refused to rule out a second fight against Conor McGregor – but he has stated the bout wouldn’t take place in the Octagon.
The 43-year-old has rubbished the idea that he could switch sports, despite teasing fans in the past that he could enter the world of MMA.
Mayweather hasn’t fought professionally since his 2017 bout against McGregor where he stopped the Notorious in the tenth round.
And it appears that the 1996 Olympic bronze medallist would welcome another match-up against the two-weight UFC world champion.
Speaking to Forbes about whether he would entertain another fight against McGregor, Mayweather said: “For now, I’m happily retired.
“You never know, but it would have to be worth it.
“Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”
Asked whether he would be prepared to face McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov in the Octagon, Mayweather point-blank refused.
He commented: “No [I won’t compete in MMA].
“I think just like how winning teams receive home-field advantage in the playoffs…you don’t fix what isn’t broken, and my record isn’t broken.”
The former five-weight did state though that he is in talks to return to Japan to compete in another exhibition bout.
He revealed that he is in discussions about a bout to take place in Tokyo once again, the same city he won £7million in December 2018 after beating kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Asked about if there is truth in rumours that he will have another exhibition dust-up, Mayweather confirmed: “We’re working on some things right now for Tokyo, whether 2020 or 2021.”
He failed to disclose who he could potentially face, but SunSport have reported how former WBA super-featherweight champ Takashi Uchiyama is being lined up.
Uchiyama, 40, won 24 out of 27 fights inside the squared circle, before calling time on his career after suffering consecutive defeats to Jezreel Corrales in 2016.