UFC legend Georges St-Pierre recalls rejecting Floyd Mayweather bout due to “stupid” rules

Crossover boxing became a big thing after Conor McGregor, then-UFC two-division champion stepped foot inside the ring to face the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. After the match which Mayweather won via TKO, many have followed the same path.

Recently, Georges St-Pierre, a former UFC champion and one of the greatest to ever do it, revealed that he had an offer to fight Mayweather. However, the special rules of the proposed fight did not go well with the boxer and it did not materialize.

Georges St-Pierre discusses cancelled Floyd Mayweather fight

Georges St-Pierre recently stated on the “Pound 4 Pound” podcast that he would’ve defeated Khabib Nurmagomedov if the fight had materialized when it was speculated. Now, St-Pierre revealed a backstory of another high-profile matchup that did not materialize.

“Floyd Mayweather’s promoters wanted to organize a fight”, said St-Pierre in his recent interview for Covers on YouTube. However, he revealed that it did not materialize as they could not agree to the terms of the fight which had special rules in place.

Mayweather’s team wanted a boxing match to happen in an Octagon but St-Pierre wanted to use his wrestling and throws or kicks above the belt. Neither of those suggestions was accepted by the representatives of Floyd Mayweather.

It needs to be noted that St-Pierre revealed that the promoter flew in a private plane to meet him, suggesting that it was a serious discussion. Interestingly, St-Pierre was also rumored to fight Oscar De La Hoya which also did not materialize.

De La Hoya does not have a good relationship with Dana White, the UFC CEO, and it was the main reason that the fight did not materialize. However, White was eager to make St-Pierre versus Nurmagomedov but the Russian stayed retired.

How many UFC fighters have Floyd Mayweather fought?

Floyd Mayweather has a 50-0 record in professional boxing and is one of the most defensively sound fighters ever. Moreover, many consider him to be the greatest boxer of all time. Of those 50 fights, Mayweather has fought elite competition in the majority of them.

Nonetheless, his 50th professional fight was not against an elite boxer but against an elite MMA fighter – Conor McGregor. To this date, McGregor is the only UFC fighter that Mayweather has ever fought. In the lucrative fight back in 2017, that changed the career of McGregor, Mayweather won via TKO.

Mayweather has since retired from professional boxing but now, has been plying his trade on exhibition boxing bouts with a possible rematch with Manny Pacquiao. There were rumors of a potential boxing match with Khabib Nurmagomedov as well but it never came close to fruition.

Interestingly, Sean O’Malley, the current UFC bantamweight champion, called out Mayweather per Lowkick MMA but the boxer has not yet responded to the callout. In addition to Mayweather, O’Malley had called out Gervonta Davis, the former protege of Mayweather in the past.


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