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Floyd Mayweather challenges to Conor McGregor to "sign the paper"

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Floyd Mayweather challenges to Conor McGregor to "sign the paper"
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor reacts after a question at the UFC 205 press event at Madison Square Garden on September 27, 2016 in New York City. UFC 205 will take place at MSG on November 12, 2016. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

March 7 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather delivered the latest verbal joust in his highly publicized contract negotiation with MMA star Conor McGregor about a potential superfight.

While touring in the United Kingdom, Mayweather told ESPN that the onus is on McGregor to make the proposed boxing match happen.

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"If Conor McGregor really wants this fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everybody's (expletive)," Mayweather said in an exclusive interview with the network.

"Sign the paper. Sign the paper. You said you were boss, so just sign the paper and let's make it happen."

According to ESPN, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed in February that it was aware of ongoing negotiations between Mayweather and McGregor.

Mayweather, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Feb. 24, last fought in September 2015 when he beat Andre Berto. He announced his retirement in the ring after the fight, ending his career with a 49-0 record.

McGregor, 28, has not fought since UFC 205 last November when he beat Eddie Alvarez via second-round knockout to win the UFC lightweight championship, making him the first fighter in UFC history to hold multiple titles at once. He also held the featherweight championship at the time.

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UFC president Dana White said after the fight McGregor would not compete again before May as he and girlfriend Dee Devlin await the birth of their first child.

McGregor is 21-3 in MMA competition.

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