CONOR McGREGOR taunted Floyd Mayweather on their three-year fight anniversary after claiming he “carried” the boxer in the bout.
McGregor lost his boxing debut in ten rounds against Mayweather, who would go on to retire a perfect 50-0.
The Irishman started well, winning some of the opening rounds, before his legendary opponent upped the pace and controlled the action.
Many accused Mayweather of surrendering the early session to allow McGregor tire.
But the former UFC champion flipped the narrative and goaded it was him who helped Mayweather along the way.
He wrote online: “3 years ago today I carried Floyd for his final boxing match.
“Wow time flies when you’re stacking cheddar. Happy retirement champ.”
Despite Mayweather not fighting professionally since, McGregor had been campaigning for a rematch.
Before his UFC comeback in January, which he won against Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds, he was adamant about boxing the 43-year-old again.
McGregor told ESPN: “I know I beat Floyd, I’d beat Floyd if we rematched, when we rematch.
“He’s not gonna do a mixed martial arts bout like he said. It was supposed to be me boxing, and then we’ll do a mixed martial arts bout.
“That was what was said. And it came out of his mouth as well, and it was not written, but it was a verbal agreement.
“And obviously, that’s not gonna happen. I’m not going to push him on that, either.
“But I would like to box him. I think that would be a good rematch.”
But McGregor has not fought since the new year and even retired in June, having grown frustrated during coronavirus lockdown having been unable to compete.
Following his announcement, Mayweather was on hand to offer the Irish southpaw a rematch, should he have a change in heart.
He said: “If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time.
“Now you’re quitting! I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again.”
Mayweather last year announced he was “coming out of retirement in 2020” to work with UFC boss Dana White.
White revealed the American plans to box again, but ruled out a lucrative second fight with McGregor.
The promoter told TMZ Sports: “I know he would rematch Conor McGregor but I don’t know if you heard about this but Conor McGregor’s retired.
“When I’m doing things right now and running business, I don’t even think about Conor. Conor is retired.
“As of right here now today, Conor is retired until Conor tells me differently, I’m not trying to make any fights for Conor.”