Conor McGregor on Boxing Rematch With Floyd Mayweather: “I Know I Would Win”

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest draw, Conor “The Notorious” McGregor has opened up about his interest on a Floyd Mayweather Jr rematch, and he is very confident that he will come out on top if this fight happens.

Arguably the biggest and most lucrative cross over in the history of combat sports, McGregor and Mayweather Jr locked horns in August of 2017 in a boxing match dubbed as the “Money Fight.”

The Irish star tested his mettle in boxing amid his massive success in mixed martial arts, which saw him captured two world championships in different weight classes.

McGregor was the simultaneous lightweight and featherweight champion that time when he took on the undefeated boxing legend.

He was also known as one of the best strikers in the UFC that is why expectations were sky high on his performance against Mayweather Jr.

But things did not go as planned for McGregor as he lost to Floyd by way of technical knockout in the tenth round.

Oozing With Confidence

Though there is not much talk about a potential rematch, McGregor said he is willing to step in the ring again to challenge the unscathed boxer.

In a recent appearance at the Tony Robbins Podcast, the former UFC two-division champ declared that he will avenge his previous loss to Mayweather should the rematch come to fruition.

“I would like to rematch him under boxing rules, again,” McGregor stated, per Complex.

“And I believe I would win. Actually, there I go again with that fake humbleness. I know I would win.”

“When I went into the fight in the early rounds I was whooping him in the early rounds.” 

“I went back to my corner after the first round and I said, ‘This is easy!'”

“He never fought like that in his entire career, but he was forced to fight that way because he was getting beat.”

“The approach caught me off guard. I was not prepared for it, I was not used to it…and he walked me down and ended up getting the stoppage.”

Octagon Return

While the rematch with Mayweather Jr seems unlikely, the combat sports world is now waiting for his highly-anticipated return in the Octagon.

He last appeared in the main event of UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov but failed to recapture the lightweight throne.

McGregor cruised to a fourth-round submission loss, then an ugly brawl that followed cost him and his rival hefty fines and lengthy suspensions.

His fighting ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission expired last April, making the Irish star eligible to compete again.

According to UFC president Dana White, McGregor is expected to return to action this summer, though no name of his potential opponent has been mentioned yet.

Who do you think McGregor should fight next?

A rematch with Mayweather will not make sense for now as McGregor needs to establish his dominance again in the 155-pound class.

(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather)

What do you think ?

Leave a Comment

Like what you're reading?

Subscribe to our top stories

Also on Ritely