When it comes to Conor McGregor acquiring a license to box in California, Floyd Mayweather is as skeptical as the rest of us. When asked by FightHype.com about the development this week and whether or not it might mean that a Mayweather/McGregor fight will actually happen, the 39-year-old undefeated boxer responded by saying, "Man, I don't fight in California. What did he get a license in California for?" Mayweather hasn't boxed outside of the state of Nevada since November 19, 2005, when he beat Sharmba Mitchell in Portland, Oregon.
Mayweather continued by saying that, while McGregor is "smart" for playing up a feud with him, he doesn't think he has any intention of ever getting into the ring with him."I'm [going to] tell you like this, he's blowing smoke up everybody's ass. He don't really want to fight because I went to his boss," Mayweather said. "He don't really want to fight. He's just doing that to keep his name alive, you know what I'm saying, to stay relevant. He don't really want to fight. He's doing that building his followers, but he's smart."
Coincidentally (or, perhaps, not) McGregor was also asked asked about a potential fight with Mayweather by a TMZ cameraman on Monday, and he responded by implying that he's just looking to box and/or fight whoever will help him pad his bank account further. "F*ck Floyd! What's Floyd going to do? We're looking for anyone," he said. "I'm the one with the numbers. We're looking for anyone." Then he got in his big expensive car and drove away.
Anyway, don't hold your breath for this fight. Despite what 50 Cent suggested recently, we still can't see it happening.