Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Floyd Mayweather In The Octagon
Conor McGregor took home an estimated $100 million for getting hit in the face a bunch of times by Floyd Mayweather during the duo’s bout in Vegas at the end of August, and while he might have lost, his defeat didn’t put much of a damper on his post-fight celebration. I guess there’s not a ton to be mad about when you manage to make $3 million a minute for your efforts.
It didn’t take long for people to start wondering what the fighter would do next. If I was in his situation, my first move would probably be to buy a private island and then never do anything else for the rest of my life, but luckily for all of us, McGregor is a bit more motivated.
The Irishman recently traveled to Glasgow for an interview recapping the fight, and McGregor— who has never had a problem keeping his mouth shut— had plenty to say. He revealed that he had plenty of plans for the future (beyond producing his own brand of whiskey), and if you’ve been looking forward to a rematch, you’re going to be excited by some of the answers he gave.
Mayweather may have emerged victorious after their first matchup, but McGregor (unsurprisingly) seems to think he’d come out on top if the two faced off in the ring again:
“If I had another go with him, under boxing rules, I’d get that win. He had to change his whole approach. With those lessons I learned, with another go around, I’d get it. He’s 50-0 and getting on, I’m not calling him out. I’ll sit back. We’ll see how he gets on with this round of money. Maybe I’ll get another call.”
After saying he wouldn’t call out Mayweather, McGregor went on to call out Mayweather by challenging the undefeated boxer to a fight in the Octagon:
“Originally he was saying an MMA bout next. That’s what he said before the fight. He did say an MMA fight. So if he wants to, lets f****** do it. There’s not a hope in hell… I’d like to see him come over to our side and have a knock. I earned their respect and put myself out there. Style over to my side and earn our respect now.”
While there’s close to literally no chance the 40-year-old Mayweather would ever agree to an MMA match, that doesn’t mean we can’t keep dreaming.