Floyd Mayweather criticizes UFC fighter Conor McGregor over the alleged bus attack

  • Floyd Mayweather criticized UFC fighter Conor McGregor over the apparent bus attack that led to multiple injuries and four police charges.
  • Mayweather also reiterated his desire to transition into mixed martial arts and compete in UFC.
  • Mayweather remains interested in a single fight against McGregor, but is also pondering a multi fight UFC deal.

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has criticized former opponent Conor McGregor over the Irishman's alleged attack on a UFC team bus.

The Irishman stormed a UFC press conference in New York on Thursday, was recorded on video throwing guard rails at a bus carrying UFC fighters, and smashed a window that left two athletes requiring hospital treatment.

The New York Police Department confirmed to Business Insider on Friday that the fighter had been charged with "three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief."

Mayweather, who defeated McGregor in the tenth round of a landmark boxing rules bout in 2017, was asked about the incident at a Las Vegas boxing event on Saturday.

He told Showtime: "I feel that when you have reached such high status you have to carry yourself in a classy way. I know that when we fought we both sold the fight, the world loved what we did, but outside the ring you have to carry yourself as a gentleman."

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 25: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jul 12, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor stare each other down during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Budweiser Stage. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland pose during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of IrelandConor McGregor of Ireland face off during a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus
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Mayweather also confirmed he has no intentions of returning to a boxing ring, but that if he were to come out of retirement, than he could compete in a UFC octagon. "Retirement has been great but as you know and as everybody knows, I go out of retirement... I come back," he said. "Is it possible I come back? Yes, but if I do come back it has to be in the octagon."

The American reportedly held talks with UFC over a $1 billion fight deal in December, is set to train with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and even gave his wrestling skills a score of seven out of ten, in interviews that imply the fighter is serious about transitioning into mixed martial arts (MMA).

The 41-year-old added: "Showtime, CBS, if we can get together with Dana White and UFC and make a mega fight happen, one fight, it could be against Conor McGregor, we don't know. But we could do a multi fight deal, but Showtime and CBS has to be involved."

Though Mayweather ended his boxing career in the super welterweight division (154 pounds), he would campaign as a UFC featherweight (145 pounds). "When I do go to the octagon I look forward to going to 145, if that's a weight class. Around 145. I absolutely [want to do it]. If the money is right. Of course the numbers will crazy."

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