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Sport McGregor responds to Boxing champ's offer

12:21  12 january  2017
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When Conor McGregor signalled his intention to compete in a professional boxing bout, we all laughed, when he said that he wanted to take on Floyd Mayweather, the best defensive boxer of all time, we all had a good ol Anthony Joshua responds to 0 million contract offer from the UFC.

Yesterday evening, UFC president Dana White shocked the world by offering Mayweather m to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. During an appearance on FOX Sports’ The Herd, he said: “I tell you what Floyd, here’ s a real offer .

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UFC star Conor McGregor has taken a personal shot at Floyd Mayweather in response to the boxing champion’s offer of a super fight.

Speaking to ESPN, Mayweather offered the Irish fighter $15 million in guaranteed money and a cut of the pay-per-view sales.

He said it’s now up to McGregor and the UFC to close the deal.

But the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion hit back via Twitter with a cheeky emoji of McGregor standing above a KO’d  Mayweather, with the undefeated champion’s WBC championship belt around his waist, whilst holding his two UFC belts.

The emoji was accompanied by the caption ‘Call me C.J Watson!’

The caption is in reference to Mayweather’s beef with NBA player C.J Watson, who Mayweather believed was in a relationship with the mother of his three children.


 The five-time boxing champion earlier called McGregor out on ESPN sports chat show First Take.

"You guys keep hearing all these different rumors about different fighters want to face Floyd Mayweather," he said. "Everybody keeps talking about Conor McGregor. He's blowing smoke up everybody's a--. Dana White, the UFC -- let's make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world, and I'll show him what it's like."

The retired boxing champion, who turns 40 in February, says the offer to McGregor is a realistic one.

"We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight," Mayweather said. "They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number.

"We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage - the back end - on the pay-per-view. But of course, we're the 'A side.' How can a guy talk about making $20 or $30 million if he has never made $8 or $9 million in a fight."


Manny Pacquiao calls out Conor McGregor as talk of Irishman's potential fight with Floyd Mayweather continues .
Mayweather and McGregor have fired barbs at each other on social media with a mega-money showdown apparently in the pipeline . © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Images North America But Pacquiao has now thrown his hat in the ring to take on McGregor should the two-weight world champion opt to swap the Octagon for the squared circle. The Filipino has won his last two bouts since coming out of retirement following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in May 2015.

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