Coach: ‘Conor should stay in boxing after Mayweather fight’

Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) lightweight champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor is still attempting to set up a career high payday cross-promotional matchup. The champion wants to face boxing phenom Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside a boxing ring.

Now, it would appear that longtime UFC coach Mark Henry believes the UFC lightweight champion should extend his boxing career past Floyd Mayweather Jr. In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Mark Henry stated “Look, if I was Conor, I would definitely pursue the boxing, because he can make more in one fight than in 10 or 11 with the UFC.

“But, while he’s doing it, they should definitely make another 155-pound belt, because it would be ridiculous if they didn’t.”  As far as McGregor’s potential matchup with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mark Henry believes McGregor can give the boxing phenom a run for his money.

“Conor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen – ever. From his precision to his power to his speed, and I think he has a shot in the first two rounds. Because Mayweather, like a lot of boxers do when they’re sparring MMA guys, he may not think he’s that good.

“He might not realize how fast Conor is, and you’ve got to remember that Conor is going to be taller, longer, 13 years younger, and a southpaw. Early on, I’d give him a chance of doing some damage. But after that, it’s not going to be too good (for McGregor).” Henry explained.