If you, like most of us, have consistently shot down the possibility of Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather, well, it could be time to change that view.
For some time now there’s been talk about McGregor and Mayweather boxing, and the fighters themselves have repeatedly sparked those discussions. But, more recently, speculation about the all-star bout has been making headlines, since McGregor now holds a boxing license in California. UFC President Dana White, even made a public offer to McGregor and Mayweather for the bout, but the latter shot it down.
Well, McGregor was the feature attraction at a media / fan event this weekend in Manchester, and the UFC’s lightweight champ discussed Mayweather in length. Not only did McGregor say he believes his next bout will be a boxing match with Mayweather, he also cited the Ali Act, in terms of why he’s confident he can box Mayweather (without the UFC’s permission).
McGregor noted that it would be “smoother” if the UFC was involved in promoting the bout, but the Irish star also stated (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I’ll tell you what, for $100 million, I’ll sit for another year,” McGregor said.
“I’m twitching (from inactivity) sometimes, but f*ck it, this is historic. Fighting Khabib what-the-f*ck-his-name-is, Tony Donkey, Jose, even Woodley for the third (title), it’s not this. Sometimes you’ve got to be patient with situations, and I feel this is one of them. Plus, the situation around me, Dee’s about to have a baby, I’m looking forward to that. I’m in a different mindset right now, so I’m happy. Everything seems to just be working perfectly for me, so a little bit of wait is not too bad. I’m okay with it this time, for now.”
So there you go. It looks like the winner of the March 4th, Tony Ferguson – Khabib Nurmagomedov bout won’t be facing McGregor anytime soon.