Conor McGregor's manager says Floyd Mayweather 'knows he would lose' in a rematch against UFC star or Manny Pacquiao

CONOR McGREGOR'S manager said Floyd Mayweather 'knows he would lose' against the UFC star and Manny Pacquiao so will avoid a rematch.

Mayweather finally ended five years worth of talking in 2015 as he outpointed Pacquiao in the most lucrative fight of all time.

He then fought McGregor two years later and after winning in ten rounds announced his retirement.

Despite hanging up the gloves, Mayweather returned in 2018 for an exhibition in Tokyo, and wiped out featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in one round.

And he faces YouTuber Logan Paul in February, in his most daring pay-per-view spectacle of all.

Audi Attar – who manages McGregor and Pacquiao – poked fun at Mayweather's mismatch with Paul and claimed the 50-0 legend will swerve his superstar clients.

Attar told  Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport: "I do believe Conor vs Floyd again, he beats him. I don't think Floyd ever takes it.

"Floyd's taking YouTubers for a paycheck right now. Floyd could take Manny Pacquiao in a rematch, you don't see him taking that fight.

"Floyd could take Conor McGregor for a rematch, you don't see him taking that fight.

"But he'll take a Logan Paul. He'll take the young Japanese fighter he fought previously.

"I think that's what he's going to do, Floyd knows he would lose if he took on either Manny Pacquiao or Conor McGregor."

McGregor, 32, made his boxing debut against Mayweather, 43, and since defeat has called for a rematch.

But his return to the ring will likely be against Pacquiao, 42, after their manager Attar confirmed the pair are on course to box this year.

He said: "I definitely believe it's inevitable for 2021. Both fighters want it, that's the key.

"You can't make something happen or orchestrate it or choreograph it – which is the buzzword of this interview – you can't fake that.

"If one side wants it and the other doesn't, it's not going to happen. But when both fighters want that fight to happen, why wouldn't it happen?

"If the fans want to see it – that almost guarantees that it's going to happen, right? As there's enough interest to develop something there."

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