UFC superstar Conor McGregor made off with the payday of his career after suffering a TKO loss to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26. The total earnings from the two fighters is estimated to being well over $200 million. Now, Conor McGregor has come forward to explain that he believes he could actually defeat the boxing phenom if they were ever to have a rematch.
Conor McGregor made his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was performing in the 50th boxing event of his career. The two fighters went toe-to-toe for nine rounds. In the tenth, Floyd Mayweather Jr. earned a TKO victory over his seemingly gassed opponent. That being said, Conor McGregor believes he has what it takes to get a win if there was ever a rematch.
McGregor broke down to Caroline Pearce at An Evening with Conor McGregor, as transcribed by MMA Fighting, that he is quite confident in his ability to earn a victory over Mayweather in a rematch.
Here is what Conor McGregor had to say:
“What’s sickening me is that the little motherf**ker is retired now. I know if I went another go with him, under boxing rules, I’d get that win. I know that. I know by the feeling of him in the first fight. He had to change his whole approach. He fought completely different than he ever fought. He couldn’t figure out what I was doing early on.
“With the lessons I learned from that first fight, if I had another go now, I’d get him. At the same time, he’s 50-0 and he’s getting on, I’m not gonna start calling him out. I’m happy to see a fighter (do well).”
So there you have it. Think Conor’s right?