McGregor had been eyeing a rematch with Mayweather following his 10th-round TKO loss past year.
"We fighting", he told TMZ. He added, "I'm my own boss". Mayweather on Wednesday told TMZ he's willing to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for a "nine-figure payday", but New Year's Eve nearly certainly is too soon for them to square off. Mayweather won that fight by TKO in the 10th round.
"He called me out so he gotta come to my world (boxing)."
"I saw on the interview, when he hit Conor McGregor, he hit Conor McGregor down".
Former multi-weight champion Mayweather was unable to knock McGregor down, which Nurmagomedov did over the course of the October 6 bout at the T-Mobile Arena before forcing his bitter rival to tap out. But... okay, Khabib, you got my leftovers.More news: Migrants Moving Again in Guatemala; Trump Targets Democrats
Floyd Mayweather thrown down the gauntlet to Khabib Nurmagomedov, making a stunning $280 million claim about their potential fight.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor have both been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission pending a full investigation into the scenes that marred the end of their fight in Las Vegas.
It literally takes me 1 night and 1 fight to make what you might make in 5 years and 11 fights! Probably $US100m more, guaranteed. 50-0 versus 27-0. Two guys never, never like lose - let's go, why not? "It could be somewhere upwards of $110m to $200m guaranteed".
"Unless he's just going to go do it for money, because he is going to get beat".
Mayweather and Pacquiao last fought in May 2015. He's not a boxer, and one-punch knockout power isn't a direct translation from the UFC to a boxing ring.
A better fight, if Mayweather is serious about returning to the ring, would be the newly-crowned highest paid man in the sport Canelo Alvarez. And Mayweather has his eyes set on a significant check awaiting him.