MMA superstar Conor McGregor has claimed that he’d beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if they faced again.
McGregor lost to Mayweather via a 10th-round TKO when the duo met in Las Vegas in August.
He said: “What’s sickening me is that the little motherf***er (Mayweather) 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.”
“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 going to start calling him out. I’m happy to see a fighter (do well),” said the Irishman, via Fox Sports.
Following his boxing adventure, McGregor is expected to return to the octagon, with talk now shifting to a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Again, (Khabib) that’s another option,” he said. “That’s definitely an option. As I said earlier about the other two that are fighting, I’m just happy to see them fighting. Obviously, Khabib in Russia would be a great one. It would be a crazy one. We’ll see what happens. I’ll need to see him make weight though. There’s no way I’m going over there and he’s not making weight. I need assurance.”
He’s unlikely to fight again this year, with his manager Audie Attar already ruling out the possibility.