Conor McGregor has responded to the news that Floyd Mayweather has signed a deal with a mixed martial arts company and will fight a kickboxer in Japan on 31 December.
The news emerged yesterday that 41-year-old five-weight world champion Mayweather will return to competitive action for the first time since he face McGregor in a boxing contest last year. He will face Tenshin Nasukawa at the RIZIN.14 event in Saitama. The format and rules for the fight have not yet been announced.
It prompted UFC star McGregor to give his considered take, given his history with 'Pretty Boy Money' Mayweather.
"Fair fucks to you mate. No lie," he wrote in a comical and bizarre Instagram post.
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Is that a tracksuit or a sauna suit Floyd haha wtf. is it hot in Tokyo or what’s the story here? that climate change is no joke fuck me hahah What in the fuck is going on here? Who’s this little prick next to you ? That’s mad shit. Like something out of rush hour 5 or something. Chris tucker and Jackie fucking Chan back in this bitch. Fucking brilliant. Mad little bastard you are Floyd. Fair fucks to you mate. No lie. Fuck it.
There had been discussions that Mayweather would challenge McGregor's recent opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib had called for the fight on social media.
Yet it seems he is destined for a different, although no doubt similarly lucrative, market.
As for McGregor, it is still unknown when he will return to the Octagon.