Floyd Mayweather has called out Conor McGregor for a rematch even though the Notorious has retired.
The Irish UFC icon announced he was quitting the sport on the weekend but having recently told Mike Tyson he could beat Mayweather, the American has gone after him again.
McGregor tweeted to announce he was stopping on Sunday morning – as the curtain came down on UFC 250.
And Mayweather used the platform to lay down the gauntlet again to the man he beat in 2017.
He wrote: “If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time?
“Now you’re quitting!
“I thought you wanted to beat the best?
“Well if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again.”
The MMA legend, 31 – who leaves with a record of 22 wins and four losses – posted an emotional goodbye message online.
It is not the first time the Irishman has claimed he is hanging up his gloves, and it is not known whether this will be his final farewell.
If we have seen his last hurrah, McGregor is retiring a millionaire with a whisky business and a fashion line.
He says he is quitting because the UFC does not “excite” him anymore.
His announcement garnered mixed reviews from within the world of UFC.
Dana White launched an x-rated rant when addressing the matter.
Justin Gaethje mocked the Irishman and said “he’s on another bender”.
And Joe Rogan slammed the timing of the announcement criticising him for “hijacking UFC 250”.
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk