After his loss to Floyd Mayweather in the “Fight of the Century”, Conor McGregor isn’t just going to go away. It looks like McGregor wants to square off with Mayweather for a second fight, only this time in the friendly confines of the UFC Octagon.
Conor McGregor recently took part in a fan Q&A session in Glasgow, Scotland, during which he took a few swipes at his former opponent before suggesting a new venue for their next fight. The UFC superstar vows that he’d beat “Money” if the two had a rematch.
“If we had a rematch? I would correct it. And I would beat him. He’s retired, I’m not going to stay calling him out all the time — I’m going to leave him to it — if it happens, maybe it will, who knows? I would beat him. No doubt.”
McGregor also said that he hasn’t spoken to Mayweather since the fight.
“No, we haven’t spoken. I respect what [he’s done]. 50-0 – after the fact I was like … I accept [the loss] and just let him be. Maybe though. Who knows? We’ll see.”
For now, the Irishman has his sights firmly set on returning to the octagon but is not ruling out a return to the ring further down the line:
“Of course I believe so. The next one will be a UFC bout, a mixed martial arts bout, 100 per cent. I will defend my lightweight belt and then boxing is certainly an interesting one, no doubt.”
A title unification bout with interim champion Tony Ferguson or a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz are the two top options for McGregor.