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Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

Conor McGregor Claims Floyd Mayweather Jr. Verbally Committed to MMA Bout in 2017

Mayweather (left) and McGregor (photo via Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has teased in the past that he was going to compete in a MMA bout. But, according to Conor McGregor, prior to their boxing match in 2017, the undefeated boxer verbally committed to a MMA bout.

McGregor faced Mayweather Kr. in 2017, in what was one of the biggest boxing matches in history. Mayweather Jr. ended up stopping the now-former UFC champ in round ten.

Ahead of McGregor’s fight this Saturday with Donald Cerrone, the Irish star spoke with ESPN. While talking about Mayweather Jr. McGregor made the following claim (quote via MMA Junkie):

“He’s not going to do a mixed martial arts bout like he said,” McGregor said. “It was supposed to be me boxing then we do a mixed martial arts bout. That’s what was said and it came out of his mouth as well. It was not written, but it was a verbal agreement. Obviously that’s not going to happen, and I’m not going to push him on that, either.”

In addition, McGregor reported that he still intends to compete in more pro-boxing matches moving forward.

“Most certainly (I want another boxing match),” McGregor said. “I’d like to rematch Floyd. I think I should rematch Floyd. He’s flirting with it. With somebody else it’s not going to be the same. I done phenomenal in that bout. The only reason I lost that bout is because I prepared for a backfooted style of opponent.

“When the fight was like that I was picking him apart. Then, he came forward and started pressing like I am now with my boxing coaches that are drilling specific boxing things into me again. I know I beat Floyd if we rematch – when we rematch.”

McGregor will face Cerrone in the headliner of UFC 246 on Saturday, which will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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