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Retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather's father has reignited rumour mills hinting at a superfight between his son and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor. There were various reports last week that claimed the pair were to face-off in what would be one of the biggest box office events in recent history. However, the Irishman's camp were quick to deny the development.

Now, Mayweather senior, while not taking McGregor's name has insisted that his son will fight an Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) fighter.

"I'm very sure he'll [Floyd] be fighting when it's time. He told me he was going to take another fight against some MMA fighter. We don't care about that man, we'll beat the hell out of that man."

Although he did not reveal the identity of the fighter, he explained, "I haven't seen the guy but all I got to do is take a good look at him and I can tell you my son can whoop him. He's dead. He's a dead man.

"I thought that's what they're going to do. I don't know when it's going to come round but it will be pretty soon. It won't be that long."

Mayweather's bout with McGregor looks highly unlikely as the Irishman's camp not only denied the rumours, but stressed that McGregor's own ambition is of becoming a two-weight UFC champion and getting revenge on Nate Diaz, who beat him at UFC 196.

While no date has been finalised, it seems like fans could get to get to Diaz and McGregor fight it out at either UFC 201 or UFC 202. The pair have publicly hurled insults at each other, with Diaz saying that he wants to face the Irishman and "shut him up once and for all".