Conor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather In Talks To Compete In Japan

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are reportedly in talks to compete against each other again, but it won’t be in either a boxing match or an MMA fight.

According to UK tabloid The Daily Star, the plan is to have McGregor and Mayweather compete in a series of combat, strength and speed challenges in Japan, based on a format introduced by the BBC show ‘Superstars’ in the 1970’s.

“Conor is on the edge of signing,” a source told the Star. “There is no direct combat involved so it doesn’t breach his UFC contract and he should be fine to take part.”

McGregor will reportedly earn £10 million for appearing on the show, which will take place on New Years Eve, and in addition to featuring Mayweather would also include Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukaw.

Of course McGregor and Mayweather have already fought in a boxing match back in 2017, where it took the undefeated ‘Money’ until the 10th round to finally TKO ‘The Notorious’ after a massive pre-fight promotional build-up that would ultimately lead to become the second most purchased pay-per-view ever.

Since then McGregor has returned to the UFC, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov last year, while Mayweather hasn’t yet returned to the ring, other than in an exhibition match with the aforementioned Nasukaw, who he TKO’d in the first round.

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