From the sound of things, that exhibition will once again be with RIZIN.
“Soon I’m going to hop on my jet to Tokyo, Japan for a meeting with my partners and Rizin for something this year 2020. Stay tuned,” Mayweather wrote in a July 8th Instagram post, featuring footage of him doing a little light shadow boxing.
Unfortunately for fans who may have been hoping that this could mean a potential MMA exhibition crossover bout, rather than another boxing match, it doesn’t sound like that’s in the cards.
“No [I won’t compete in MMA],” Mayweather said. “I think just like how winning teams receive home-field advantage in the playoffs…you don’t fix what isn’t broken, and my record isn’t broken.”
“For now, I’m happily retired. You never know, but it would have to be worth it,” Mayweather said, when asked if he’d consider returning to boxing—or possibly even entertain a rematch with Conor McGregor. “Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”