“It’s possible,” claimed pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. when asked about a potential boxing match with MMA’s Conor McGregor.

The richest sportsman in the world spoke with Fight Hype after the Amir Khan vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather openly admitted that he was the one who created the rumours about fighting McGregor later this year.

“There was a name [Conor McGregor] that was shot at me,” said Mayweather. “The rumours that y’all been hearing are the rumours that I started, it may not be a rumour. Keep your fingers crossed it may be a boxer versus an MMA fighter, so we just don’t know.”

The undefeated Mayweather – who pulled in five million pay-per-view buys for his fight against Manny Pacquiao last May, stated he would look to pull in a minimum of $100m to fight the Irishman.

“You already know my number, I talked about that when I was on TV the other day, every time I go out there and compete at the highest level, my number is of course 100 million or better, I feel that I can demand that because I’ve broken all records in the sport of boxing.”

Despite Mayweather confirming he was the one behind the story, the fight is far from reality. McGregor, is locked down to a UFC contract and is unable to fight outside the organisation.

Regardless, in typical McGregor fashion, the brash UFC Featherweight champion tweeted a ‘fake poster’ of himself and Mayweather.