Floyd Mayweather Jr has sensationally claimed he is "officially out of retirement" in order to secure a mouthwatering bout with bitter rival and UFC star Conor McGregor.
Undefeated boxing great Mayweather has been involved in a well-publicised and drawn out back-and-forth with McGregor - the first man in UFC to hold titles in two divisions at the same time - in the press and social media.
As yet, it has not been possible to secure a deal for the big-talking fighters to settle their differences in the boxing ring.
Mayweather, who has a record of 49-0, has previously stated that he expects a fight to happen and the American ensured that the possibility is a step closer to reality by announcing he is out of retirement and is targeting a fight as early as June.
"I'm officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don't need to waste no time. We need to make this s*** happen quickly. Let's get it on in June," Mayweather said in quotes reported by FightHype.
Even though Mayweather is a boxer and McGregor is a mixed martial arts specialist fighter, Mayweather said he is willing to wade into foreign territory to make this fight happen.
"I don't want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let's fight in June," he added.
"You're the B side, I'm the A side. We're not here to cry about money. I'm tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody's ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let's do it.