Former Two-Division Champ Is Still Interested In Floyd Mayweather Rematch
Former two division champion Conor Mcgregor is currently on a business tour to promote his Proper twelve Irish Whiskey in the states and to celebrate a St Patrick’s Day in Chicago where he had a stand-up Q&A session in a bar. Irishman also said he’s looking for a fight and discussed a bunch of rematches and one name he brought up was pugilist Floyd Mayweather.
“He gets his money and then it comes right back down, he must step back into the ring so I’ll be here ready for him,” McGregor said. “I’ll be here ready and confident.”
In a highly anticipated boxing spectacle, Mayweather defeated McGregor via 10th-round TKO back in 2017. Despite that was his debut in boxing promotion Conor did much better than expected, and their super fight generates 4.4 million PPV buys.
“Floyd fought great,” McGregor said. “Usually he fights defensive against the ropes. Against me, he changed it up. The boxing world had not seen Floyd compete like that, that Mexican style, hands up over his eyebrows, marching forward. In my preparation when I was sparring, all my sparring partners were on the back foot, with the shoulder roll against the ropes, the way he usually would fight.
“When he came and switched that up, I wasn’t prepared. His experience showed through and he got the win. You can’t do nothing but respect that because that takes 50 pro fights to gain that experience and be able to switch through the gears like that.
“I prepared for the style he originally came out with, and I was whooping his ass when he came out that way because I was prepared for it,” McGregor continued. “When he switched up to a different style I wasn’t prepared for, he ended up getting the win, so much respect.”
Mcgregor has a lot of options to choose the opponents upon his return to Octagon. The top fight that intrigues him is a rematch with formal rival Khabib Nurmgaomedov, and another one that can bring a hell of a payday is a rematch with Mayweather. Irishman believes ‘Money’ match should happen down the road and is confident he’ll get the best of Mayweather.
“Next camp, and I do believe it should happen, I mean, why not? Why not?” McGregor asked. “If I have sparring partners in my camp that march forward, trust me when I tell you, I’ll send his head into the bleachers.”
Mcgregor last fought back in October at UFC 229 where he suffered a submission loss against Nurmagomedov. His last win came back in 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to become UFC’s first two-division champion simultaneously.
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