Conor McGregor's brutal response to Floyd Mayweather rematch claim

·Sports Reporter
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Conor Mayweather (pictured left) before a boxing fight and (pictured right) Floyd Mayweather speaking to the media.
Conor Mayweather (pictured left) has hit back at Floyd Mayweather (pictured right) and said he wasn't interested in a rematch. (Getty Images)

UFC star Conor McGregor has hit back at claims from Floyd Mayweather that the duo could be set for a boxing rematch.

Mayweather defeated McGregor in a much-hyped crossover event back in 2017 when he stopped the Irishman in the 10th round.

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The pair have floated a rematch ever since, while McGregor has also teased the prospect of fighting Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor hasn't fought professionally since 2021 when he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier in the UFC.

However, Mayweather claimed to The Daily Mail he had a rematch with McGregor in the works for 2023.

The undefeated 50-0 boxer said he has two exhibition fights before a potential bout with McGreogr.

He is up against MMA fighter and YouTube celebrity Mikuru Asakura in Japan this weekend.

The 45-year-old then announced he will take on YouTuber Deji later this year.

But since the claim a rematch with McGregor was in the works, McGreogor has hit back.

In a sharp rebuke of Mayweather's claim, the enigmatic McGregor posted a photo of him punching the undefeated boxer in the face.

"Not interested": the caption read.

McGregor has always made his intentions clear that he wanted to return again to the ring having claimed it was his first love in combat sports.

"Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there," he told Sky Sports in an interview back in May.

"Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC - that story is far from over, in fact it's just being written, it is just the beginning.

"But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future."

Conor McGregor (pictured right) and Floyd Mayweather Jr (pictured left) face-off during their super welterweight boxing match.
Conor McGregor (pictured right) and Floyd Mayweather Jr (pictured left) made history with their super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

He reiterated his return would be in the octagon.

However, the Irishman has yet to make a competitive return to combat sport since a horror leg break in his trilogy bout with Poirier.

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Recently, UFC boss Dana White said McGregor could return to the octagon by the end of 2022.

White also recently spoke to GQ Magazine and said the rematch between McGregor and Mayweather shouldn't go ahead.

While McGreogr has been recovering from injuries and setbacks, Mayweather has been more active in the ring even though they have been exhibition bouts.

In 2021, Mayweather fought YouTube sensation Logan Paul in an exhibition bout.

Fans were critical of the bout with no winner being declared.

Most recently, Mayweather fought former-sparring partner Don Moore.

The duo could be prepared to face each other in the ring when McGregor's UFC contract runs out with two fights left.

Their first bout generated more than $850 million with 4.3 million pay-per-views sold for the unique event.

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