The timing of the statement seems freakish after he told Reuters earlier this week he was done with the "very brutal sport" of boxing.
What isn't known at this time is whether Mayweather plans to face an active boxer or continue down the road of making crossover spectacle fights against fighters from other combat disciplines. He continued: "You have got to know when to hang it up".
Mayweather and White worked together as part of that fight with McGregor two years ago and it proved a lucrative affair for all involved. "I had a great career", he continued.
Mayweather, 42, made the announcement on social media after an earlier message that he was in talks with UFC president Dana White. He fought Conor McGregor in 2017 and the UFC star came to the boxing ring to make his debut as a pro boxer, and the fight sold over 4 million buys on PPV. From a box-office standpoint, Mayweather is the highest-selling boxer of all time.
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Mayweather retired in 2015 after beating Andre Berto, only to return to fight McGregor on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. There are plenty of fighters Mayweather could go up against right now but it's clear that most fans want the Pacquiao rematch.
"I'll still travel and do exhibitions", said Mayweather.
A more likely scenario is some type of partnership between Mayweather Promotions and White's Zuffa Boxing enterprise which continues to gain steam this year, though this remains speculation at this point. "I make great money doing exhibitions - between $10 [million] and $30 million dollars", he said. And he teased that he will be competing under the UFC banner.
The social media posts comes just days after Mayweather confirmed in an interview with Rory Carroll of Reuter that he was retired.