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Conor McGregor Says An MMA Fight Is Next For Him

January 22 2018, 12:32 | Van Peters

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles CA USA Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mc Gregor stare down one another during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs Mc Gregor boxing fight at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather says cage-fighting promotion has UFC has made him a huge offer to return to combat sports. The MMA world has far from stood still in his absence: Tony Ferguson is now on a 10 fight winning streak in the lightweight division and holds the interim title, while Khabib Nurmagomedov is also waiting in the wings. However the UFC has been under new ownership for months.

The legendary coach simply believes that the fight would be a gross mismatch.

However, if McGregor was to opt to have another boxing match instead, an intriguing option is available for him, as Manny Pacquiao has stated recently he would be interested in boxing against him.

He'll not be lacking for takers if he returns to the Octagon in 2018.

However, the figures of the Money Fight are nearly double of the third biggest fight, which again featured Mayweather against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 and had 2.48 million buys. It wouldn't be a fair fight, unless Manny fought by their rules too, which would make it fair.

You couldn't blame McGregor for tossing up the idea of boxing again.

For as long as McGregor seems intent on holding off on committing to a new UFC deal, there will continue to be a heathy number of potential suitors inside the ropes.

The 29-year-old Irishman took part in a hyped cross-sport encounter with Floyd Mayweather Jr.in August.

"If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon".

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