Conor McGregor hints he'd ditch UFC for a Floyd Mayweather fight
Mar 4, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor (left) is held back by UFC president Dana White during weigh-ins for UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have long postured for a fight. Is McGregor willing to cut the UFC out of the picture to make it happen?

Will Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor ever actually happen? In a ring? Cage, possibly? It’s been lit on social media for the past year but the promotional aspect — McGregor has an exclusive deal with the UFC, Floyd calls his own shots — isn’t so simple.

Last week, McGregor suggested he could cut the UFC out of a potential deal, though he’d prefer not to.

“I’ve done great business with the UFC, with Dana, with everyone. I think it’s smoother if everyone just gets together, we get it involved, but again everyone’s got to know their place. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” – BoxingScene

In his latest jab, McGregor posted an animated picture of himself standing over an unconscious “Money” Mayweather and referenced Orlando Magic point guard C.J. Watson.

To those unaware: Watson was at the center of Mayweather’s 2010 domestic violence dispute. Yeah, sounds like fighting words to me.

“Money” responded by talking money because … what else? McGregor had reportedly asked for an even-split of PPV revenue, something Mayweather brushed off as effortlessly as a telegraphed left hook.