Conor McGregor appears to perform U-turn on Floyd Mayweather rematch as UFC star claims he'd 'END' second boxing match | The Sun

CONOR MCGREGOR has seemingly opened the door to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather – just weeks after dismissing the fight.

SunSport revealed earlier this year that preliminary talks over a blockbuster rematch between the pair were underway.




Boxing legend Mayweather confirmed the negotiations but UFC superstar McGregor publicly shut down the prospect of fighting the former five-weight world champion again.

But The Notorious has seemingly had a change of heart – insisting he'd "end" Money if they were to share the ring a second time.

In response to a tweet from newly-crowned undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields, McGregor said: "You’ve [Shields] way more venom than Floyd.

"I beat Floyd if we rematch. Untold truth it was me who carried him the early rounds playing pitty patty.

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"Every single shot I threw early landed. From body to head I was playing ping pong.

"I come out full force, and today, I end Floyd."

McGregor and Mayweather, 34 and 45 respectively, locked horns with one another in a multi-million-pound Las Vegas showdown five years ago.

MMA great McGregor made a good start to the Sin City showdown but ultimately succumbed to fatigue.

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Mayweather took full advantage of the Irishman's tiredness and went on to register a tenth-round TKO victory – which stretched his record to a perfect 50-0.

McGregor is currently in the final stages of recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.

An autumn return was seemingly on the cards but was nixed as the former two-division champion's kicking is currently not 100 per cent.

When asked about McGregor's role in the upcoming Road House remake, manager Tim Simpson said: "Acting wasn't something I think Conor had at the very front of his mind, right now he's still a world-class athlete and his focus is being the best fighter in the world.

"But as the injury continues to heal and he continues to prepare for a comeback, the timing worked well.

"It's a great opportunity to do a big Hollywood blockbuster in meantime and he's going to kill it.

“He’s still on track for a big return next year, but this fits in perfectly in the meantime.

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"The leg is still healing, I think there's a little bit more to go on that but he's been training like a madman. Twice a day, every day.

"He's been training super hard, he's in amazing shape it's just the final adjustments to get that leg where it's supposed to be."

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