When reports emerged on Friday that Floyd Mayweather jnr and Conor McGregor were on the brink of agreeing a "billion-dollar fight", the only certainty was that everyone in the fight game was going to talk about it.
It's pretty hard not to get excited by the prospect of both men in the same ring. It's also pretty hard to imagine both men getting into the same ring... or octagon.
And that's where the problem in the report lay for most fans - while they're both superb athletes they fight in two very different sports.
A Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight happening this summer? I don't believe it.
-- Mark Cavitt (@MarkCavitt) May 6, 2016
If you believe that Mayweather story, that confirms you're a bandwagon MMA fan.
Any actual fan of MMA would know that fight isn't possible.
-- Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) May 6, 2016
This Mayweather-McGregor rumor needs to be shut down immediately. So many naive people falling for this garbage journalism.
-- Jake (@ESPN_battyanyi) May 6, 2016
Floyd Mayweather will race Usain Bolt in a winner take all $1billion dollar 100 meter dash at the Roman Coliseum in the summer, Im told
-- Steve Kim (@steveucnlive) May 6, 2016
Twitter, though, couldn't help but drool over the prospect of a fight that would surely break box-office records.
We might not be fully convinced, but when there's so much money at stake, well then...
Floyd Mayweather said he'd come back if the payday is big what's a bigger payday than fighting Connor McGregor
-- Brandon Lazo (@Blazo62) May 6, 2016
Connor McGregor one-on-one with Floyd Mayweather? If so, They will break records in terms of Cash money. Insane amount of draw.
-- Mike Zappa ? (@MikeZappa) May 6, 2016
@OmarKelly its all about $$$ McGregor is taking the mayweather approach. It's not about the fight, it's about money
-- Mike Delaney (@delaney1986) May 6, 2016
McGregor vs Mayweather ???????????????? ??????????????????????????
-- Coppa (@oCoppa_) May 6, 2016
The more you think about it the more you can convince yourself it could happen.
McGregor and Mayweather have built up a feud over the past couple of months, shooting barbs at each other via the media. That and the money would be ridiculous.
Mayweather is in retirement but he is one win away from a 50-0 record that has never been achieved... oh, and the money would be ridiculous.
McGregor has been outspoken against the UFC top brass recently - highlighted by him retiring and then un-retiring last month... yeah, and the money would be ridiculous.
Mayweather's nickname is Money after all!
Ya know what... I'm not even mad at Mayweather vs. McGregor. Obvious cash grab. I'll tune in for the spectacle.
-- Garrett Sechelski (@SkiBronJames) May 6, 2016
If Conor Mcgregor v.s. Floyd Mayweather happens. It's not even about fighting sports it's just about the money. #LostRespect
-- Michael Lee (@MichaeIIee) May 6, 2016
Please let Mayweather McGregor fight.. That's what the public wants for sure..
-- Scott Bunn (@ScottBunn) May 6, 2016
Mayweather would beat Conor easily in a boxing match as Conor would beat him in a cage. Silly fight that will make both loads of money #ufc
-- Adam Lee (@AdamLee2011) May 6, 2016
We've not heard the last of this.