With the recent antics pulled by former lightweight champion Conor McGregor, many are speculating about whether he will be able to return to the UFC. McGregor may be looking at bigger problems then fighting again, however as he faces three counts of assault after him and a group of men attacked a bus filled with other fighters. Though he is currently out of police custody on bail, his trial will take place in early June. With that being said, President of the UFC Dana White has softened his tone on the matter and many are speculating that he will attempt to reach a deal with McGregor to keep him out of jail.
This brings about the excitement of a possible rematch between two of the biggest names in combat sports. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. The last time we saw the two fight, Floyd was able to beat McGregor by TKO in the 10th round. This fight was in the boxing ring, and was still one of the closest fights the Floyd has ever been in is his illustrious 50-0 career. So you may be asking, “why would this fight end up any differently?”. Well a short answer to that would be that a rematch would take place in an octagon.
Now as I said before these may just be rumors and speculation, but that’s part of the reason we love sports. Speculation is why March Madness is the best part of the year for many. Though I believe that if this fight does take place its will be a complete slaughter of Mayweather and end up a bigger letdown than the Pacquiao fight from 2015, it will make all parties involved a whole lot of money. The last fight grossed over $600M and with the fact that the rematch will most likely be a less interesting match, I’m predicting that this fight could make a little over half of that sum. All things considered, I’m sure that no one would complain if we got to see another fight as well as the promotional tour leading up to it.