Conor McGregor Says He’d Be ‘Neck And Neck’ With Floyd Mayweather If He Only Focused On Boxing

March 5, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor reacts following his loss against Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


For the past few months, rumors have been pouring out about an alleged/hopeful boxing match between MMA superstar Conor McGregor and recently undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., which would be the most insane fight any of us would witness.

While things continue to be at a standstill in terms of organizing such a bout, McGregor hasn’t shied away from talking shit about his possible opponent, as he did during an interview with ESPN for their annual Body Issue:

“If I only had to focus on boxing, hell, I’d be neck and neck with Floyd right now,” McGregor said, according to ESPN’s Morty Ain. “I’m in the game of spinning plates. I’m spinning a boxing plate. I’m spinning a taekwondo plate. I’m spinning a jiujitsu plate. I’m spinning a freestyle wrestling plate. I’m spinning a karate plate.

“There are so many spinning plates in this game. If I was to put all of them down and have one boxing plate spinning, it would be like a load off my shoulders.”

As dominant as McGregor is at MMA, it’s hard to doubt the man wouldn’t be successful at just boxing given his focus and determination to be the best in UFC. Still, Mayweather walked away from the sport with a 49-0 career record, so to say Conor would be “neck and neck” might just be his way to continue to rile up Floyd and get a mega-fight scheduled.

Let’s all hope this damn thing happens already.

[H/T The Score]

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