Conor McGregor has seemingly reignited his ‘feud’ with boxer Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather after posting a tweet about a ‘funeral home’.
UFC star McGregor was beaten by Mayweather in their much-hyped boxing match in Las Vegas back in August last year and since, there’ve been plenty of rumours in regards to a rematch, this time though, in an MMA fight.
It’s not actually clear what he meant by his tweet, which reads:
Shin bone to the cheek bone. The rule set kept you out the funeral home.
Shin bone to the cheek bone. The rule set kept you out the funeral home. pic.twitter.com/chJ5ieUQvQ
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 1, 2018
In December, it was reported Mayweather was apparently in talks with the UFC about a huge – and very real – fight in the Octagon.
UFC President, Dana White, has described this exciting, yet unprecedented prospect, as being a ‘realistic possibility.’
Talking with ESPN, White revealed:
We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal. It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real?
Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media and then that sh*t ends up happening.
We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f*cking happened.
Anything is possible!
UFC Commentator Joe Rogan has revealed that Dana White has told him that Floyd Mayweather DOES want to secure a deal to fight in UFC.
— Team FA (@TeamFA) December 20, 2017
At the beginning of December, Mayweather strongly hinted about the possibility of him returning to combat sports through a Fight Hype video, saying:
They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back.
I can come right back. If I wanted to, I can come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three – or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars.
Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
You have to applaud his confidence!
Many didn’t take the vid too seriously, but now it seems this could be much more than just bragging?
Watch the video here:
McGregor was on social media a matter of hours before his latest tweet, where he revealed he spent his New Year’s Eve ‘shaking in bed’ after ‘one of the most intense few days’ he’s gone through.
The reason the fighter spent the end of the year in bed is because he, along with half his family, have been struck down with the Australian Flu Virus.
So instead of partying hard in true McGregor style, he posted a reflective Instagram post – which he has since deleted – before saying he’s ‘sharper and faster’.
Well that was a wild New Year’s Eve. Half the family hit with the Australian flu virus and some even left in hospital with it. I’ve never even been to Australia wtf.
One of the most intense few days I’ve gone thru. Big New Year’s Eve party cancelled at the last minute and I am left shaking in bed the past two days. I’ll leave that with the rest of the bad behind me in 2017 and take with me the many great experiences I’ve had this year!
None greater than the birth of my son Conor Jr. and the continued support of my family, my friends and my dedicated staff through thick and thin.
Thank you all and Happy new year to everyone!
2018 I may go back to the back pages instead of the front pages again but I have a feeling these journalists now just want me in the obituary pages so we shall see.
I will be ready for whatever comes. Be sharp and be fast this year because I am sharper and I am faster. God bless you all and Happy New Year!
Get well soon Connor!