Mayweather claims he's retired for good this time.
Earlier this week, TMZ Sports reported that Floyd Mayweather was considering coming out of retirement for his 51st fight, sparking rumors that Mayweather vs. McGregor II could be in the works. Hopefully you didn't get your hopes up though, because Floyd recently shut down the reports, labeling them "all lies."
Mayweather, who is apparently being paid a hefty amount during to travel around China this week, commented on the subject during one of the stops of his promotional tour.
"I’m happily retired," Mayweather said during one of his promotional appearances in China. "I’m not fighting no more, no matter what the price is."
While Floyd would obviously take home another massive pay check if he decided to put the gloves back on, it's clear that he'll do just fine without ever having to step into the ring again. The retired 40-year old fighter recently took to instagram to share some photos from his trip to China, revealing that he was paid $3 million "to simply visit and vacation in luxury for a few days."
"Here in Beijing, China at 'The Great Wall Of China', considered to be one of the greatest Wonders of The World! It’s always been on my list of places to see throughout my travels in life however, timing is everything. Coming here with 23 people has been a great experience and it doesn’t hurt to get paid $3,000,000. to simply visit and vacation here in luxury for a few days. With money this long, everything is different. I move different, I dress different and I live different because my money is extremely different!"
Of course, Floyd had said he didn't need the money before coming out of retirement to accept a fight against Conor McGregor, but now that his record stands at a clean 50-0, it appears he really is retired for good.
As for McGregor, there's still now word when he'll fight again and whether or not it'll be in the boxing ring or an octagon.