UPDATE May 12, 2016:
UFC President Dana White said "there's no way in hell" this fight will go down during an interview on Fox Sports 1's UFC Tonight on Wednesday:
See original story below.
A lot of insiders and experts don't believe the recent hype that's pitting one of the biggest heavyweights in boxing against a top player in MMA, per an article from the The Sun. Still, that's stopping neither Floyd Mayweather nor Conor McGregor from fanning the flames of a rumored match that could break the internet.
First, Mayweather, when asked about the subject yesterday, told FightHype.com, "It's possible. It was a name that was shot at me. The rumors that y'all been hearing is the rumors that I started. It may not be a rumor, keep y'all fingers crossed, it may be a boxer versus an MMA fighter." He then implied that the dollar figure that'd get the conversation going is "$100 million or better."
Early this morning, McGregor posted a Photoshop job depicting a fictitious fight poster to both his Instagram page and Twitter account, captioned, "MMA vs. Boxing."
Granted one of these guys (we're looking at you, Mayweather) hyped a fight with Manny Pacquiao for, like, a decade. And the other told us through social media that his UFC 200 headlining brawl against Nate Diaz was back on (spoiler alert: it wasn't).
If The Sun is to be believed, then the fight will be officially announced soon. They're your hopes, and you're free to get them up or down as you wish.