‘Floyd Would Beat his A**’- Floyd Mayweather’s Business Partner Throws Subtle Shade at Conor McGregor

Published 06/14/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


Leonard Ellerbe spoke to ‘TheMacLife’ after Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul duked it out in an 8-round exhibition bout. The CEO of Mayweather Promotions had plenty to say about Floyd’s performance and also spoke about Mayweather’s former rival, Conor McGregor. The aforementioned stars had a record-breaking bout in 2017 that ended in Mayweather’s favor via tenth-round TKO.

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Despite the fact that McGregor was defeated rather handily by ‘Money’ Mayweather, fans are excited to see a rematch. The spectacle of the bout alone is enough to draw fans in and Ellerbe is aware of that. He was an integral part of putting the first fight together and commented on how he believes a second fight will go.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

“I didn’t say it [a Conor McGregor rematch] was on the table. I said that Conor McGregor can get it. Floyd would beat his a**. It’s not personal, Conor’s a cool dude. I’m just saying, Conor talks a lot of sh*t cause that’s what he do, you know what I’m saying. That’s what he do.”

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Given Mayweather’s dominance in the sport of boxing, it’s hard for anyone to pick against him. However, ‘Money’ is 44-years old and has hinted at retirement.

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After boxing Logan Paul ‘Money’ Mayweather stated at the post-fight presser that he’s likely done stepping back into the ring. However, fans know that living up to his moniker means in part coming back out of retirement for massive fights and massive checks.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

There’s no doubt that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are the two biggest entities in their respective sports. Furthermore, the rematch will begin to become a serious possibility if Conor McGregor becomes UFC champion again.

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‘The Notorious’ still has a serious interest in boxing again as he was looking to compete against Manny Pacquiao in 2021. A couple of statement victories in the UFC’s octagon for McGregor will seriously open the door to a rematch against Mayweather.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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