Conor McGregor was out and about in London, England last night, showing up at the Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius boxing match. The former UFC double champion was there not just as a spectator, but also because his Forged Irish Stout was one of the event’s sponsors. That’s a major reason why “Notorious” decided to make the trip to the O2 Arena.
True to his style, McGregor was everywhere last night. Whether he was discussing Dillon Danis’ upcoming boxing match against Logan Paul or outlining his next three Octagon battles, McGregor once again commanded the spotlight.
After Joshua’s thrilling main event KO against Helenius, McGregor was invited into the ring. During his interview, the UFC superstar unexpectedly challenged the social media sensation, KSI, to a bare knuckle boxing showdown. It was a peculiar callout, but “Notorious” made sure to make his point right in front of KSI’s hometown crowd.
Conor McGregor Issues Bold Bare Knuckle Boxing Challenge to KSI
“I know your man KSI is in the crowd,” said McGregor. “He couldn’t box eggs if he worked in an egg boxing factory.
“So if he wants to get in here I’ll give him a fight in bare knuckle if he wants.”
Conor McGregor called out KSI for a bare knuckle fight live on DAZN 😂 pic.twitter.com/wmGSSmu6yy
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunch) August 12, 2023
McGregor has been showing curiosity about stepping into the bare knuckle boxing ring, but he’s currently tied to a contract with the UFC. Plus, it seems KSI is gearing up for a boxing match against Tommy Fury in October, sharing the same event where Danis will face Paul.
McGregor called KSI a “bitch” to Anthony Joshua to which AJ responded “that’s my guy” pic.twitter.com/c0idIn6zy1
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) August 12, 2023
KSI found humor in Conor McGregor's callout 👀 pic.twitter.com/nVX3LZM5Ub
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) August 12, 2023
Still, it’s an intriguing callout from McGregor, suggesting that he might be up for a challenge against these social media “boxers.” It adds an interesting twist to the mix, even if the odds of it happening immediately seem slim.