Michael Bisping Claims To Know The Real Reason Floyd Mayweather Wants To Fight Conor McGregor
The UFC’s middleweight champion Michael Bisping has dropped some very interesting gossip surrounding veteran boxer Floyd Mayweather’s reasons for coming out of retirement.
UFC lightweight champion and all round mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor has been pursuing a super fight with Mayweather for over a year now, with rumors surfacing recently that the fight agreement will be signed shortly. Adding fuel to the flames has been T-Mobile Arena’s recent reservation of June 10th 2017 for the super fight.
Bisping opened up on a recent episode of his podcast, “Believe You Me” about the why Mayweather has decided to make his return to the ring after retiring in 2015 following his victory over Manny Pacquiao.
“My bet is that the fight will happen,” said Bisping. “Will it happen in June? I don’t know, that might be a bit too soon. But from what I understand, I was talking to someone in Las Vegas and I heard that Floyd recently got scammed out of a lot of money. The number was very, very big. I don’t think Floyd needs the money, but he wants to replace this money that he got swindled out of.”
The world famous boxer recently had his Las Vegas home robbed while he was out celebrating his 40th birthday in Los Angeles. Was something important taken from the home, or has Mayweather been stung in some other way? The middleweight champion of the world didn’t offer any reasoning, beyond saying that he’d received the news “from a friend of a friend of a friend.”
Mayweather is famous for splashing his cash around, so it does make some sense that eventually the boxing icon was stung by a conman or thieves. Whatever the case, Mayweather definitely stands to make a massive payday if the fight comes to fruition.
“Both guys stand to make a s***-tonne of money out of it,” said Bisping. “I’m all for it to be honest. I’m looking forward to seeing it and I’m all for everybody making money, so good for them.
“It’s a chance for Conor McGregor to become the greatest fighter of all time. It really is,” Bisping said. “Love him or hate him he’s done a tremendous job in the UFC and if he was to take out perhaps one of the greatest boxers who ever lived, that would be something, that would be incredible and you can’t deny it.”
Conor McGregor remained a huge talking point for the English champion, with Bisping saying that if McGregor could somehow beat Mayweather he would undoubtedly go down in history as one of the athletes the world has ever known.
Bisping even entertained the idea that McGregor might be the first mixed martial artist to cross into the world of boxing and defeat a legitimate boxer.
“It will send a message that there are better fighters in Mixed Martial Arts than there is in boxing…Boxing vs. MMA — all the boxing purists will be sniggering to themselves saying this is ridiculous. It’s an interesting dynamic; it does put an interesting spin on it.”