Floyd Mayweather is back, again.
The 42-year-old boxer, just days after he announced he was done fighting for good, declared that he is coming out of retirement in 2020 with an Instagram post on Thursday night.
He preceded that post with another one of him and UFC president Dana White sitting together with the caption “working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020.
Mayweather sounded confident he would not return to boxing earlier in the week when he said, “my health is my wealth,” and cited several boxers who have died in the ring in recent years.
However, he has retired and un-retired several times before, most recently in 2017 when he came out of retirement to fight UFC’s Conor McGregor in a boxing match to improve his record to 50-0.
The fight, which White helped promote alongside Showtime, was the second-biggest pay-per-view event of all-time, totaling 4.3 million pay-per-view purchases in the United States, falling short of the Mayweather fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
While there have been rumors about a potential Pacquiao rematch, Mayweather’s partnership with White certainly raises speculation that the boxer’s next move could be in the Octagon, or another dual MMA-boxing event.
Mayweather has been challenged to a boxing match in the past by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
There is also the potential of a Mayweather-McGregor rematch, perhaps this time in the Octagon.