Is Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best prizefighter of this generation, still contemplating a match-up with UFC marquee attraction Conor McGregor?
It sure is difficult to tell these days.
When approached by TMZ Sports, Floyd gave a very ambiguous response to the inquiry of a potential showdown with the popular Irish MMA fighter.
"What a lot of people don't know is within my company, I'm the boss," Money May stated to TMZ Sports. "I call the shots. And I think the fight is very difficult to make. I tried to make the fight before and it didn't happen. You live and you learn."
"He's a hell of a fighter. He can fight, he can box real good. As far as stand-up, he's very good. Everyone asks are we ever going to fight? I just don't know."
If you understand Floyd's mindset as a businessman, you can clearly decipher his seemingly cryptic message.
When attempting to negotiate a potential fight deal with Conor and members of Team McGregor, Floyd was undoubtedly met with much resistance from UFC President Dana White and an unusually large purse request from the Irish superstar. Apparently Conor talks a big game through the media, but at the end of the day, he's merely another cog within the UFC machine.
Floyd doesn't have that problem.
When asked about the possibility of coming out of retirement in the near future, Mayweather gave his now customary "vanilla" response.
"I'm loving retirement. But for a couple more bucks, you just don't know. I'm an old man. I did it for over 20 years and I had a great career."
The soap opera continues...