Conor McGregor shows interest in a rematch with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. In a recent interview with ESPN, Conor revealed that he would like to face Mayweather again. And this time, he is confident of winning it. McGregor faced Mayweather in Aug. 2017, and in what was billed as the “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History,” broke all records and turned out to be very profitable for both the fighters and the companies involved.
With Conor McGregor returning inside the octagon, chances are, that UFC might look to book another match with Floyd Mayweather. The boxing star has teased a return recently and was seen with Dana White. The idea of Mayweather fighting any other opponent was also shot down by McGregor when he said that it wouldn’t be the same without him.
“I’d like to rematch Floyd. I think we should rematch Floyd. I mean, he’s flirting with it, and they want all this. And he can go and pick someone else. It’s not gonna be the same. It’s not. I’ve done phenomenal in that bout.”
Mayweather camp sends a reply to Conor McGregor
— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) January 13, 2020
Leonard Ellerbe has sent a positive response to McGregor’s call out of Mayweather. He is the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. That is great news for MMA fans, who don’t mind a cross-over sporting event. It’s great news for Conor McGregor, who also hinted that the two might square off against each other this year. In a recent exclusive with ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani, McGregor shared his thoughts on a rematch with Mayweather, and if he will be able to beat him when they next meet.
What did McGregor say?
“I know I’d beat Floyd, I’d beat Floyd if we rematch, when we rematch. He’s not gonna do a mixed martial arts bout like he said. It was supposed to be me boxing, and then we’ll do a mixed martial arts bout. That was what was said. And it came out of his mouth as well, and it was not written, but it was a verbal agreement. And obviously, that’s not gonna happen. I’m not going to push him on that, either. But I would like to box him. I think that would be a good rematch.”
Only time will tell if McGregor and Mayweather will face each other again. Meanwhile, McGregor will return to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 at the welterweight debut. The fight will take place inside T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.