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It doesn’t seem like Mayweather-McGregor is really going to take off, but enough people are intrigued by the proposition that they’re willing to jump on the bandwagon, not as fans, but as co-main event fighters.
Roy Jones Jr. recently let the world know that he’s been dealing with the UFC and fighter Anderson Silva to get something going in a boxing ring for a while now.
And with just the talk of Mayweather-McGregor, Jones went on McGregor’s news website to offer up some details:
“Me and Anderson have, for five or six years now, been trying to get a boxing match between us. We’re two great icons of our sport, two legends, and it’s not often you get to see two legends get in the ring together. That’s been going on for the last five or six years, and if Conor and Floyd do fight, us would make it a big event. I mean to put us on the undercard as the co-main would be a really, really big event. Not only us fighting but people want to see a boxer versus a MMA guy.”
It’s still unlikely that any of this will take place, but as it gets more traction, it remains a possibility. And it will certainly be easier to take more seriously next time.