Conor McGregor Outlines Conditions For Him to “Abide” by Boxing Rules
By FCF Staff
The press tour for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s August 26th bout kicked off yesterday, and the war of words has already ratcheted up considerably.
The stars appeared together in Los Angeles yesterday, for the first press conference of their ongoing, world press tour. One of the questions some observers have posited already, is whether McGregor will strictly follow boxing rules, when he faces Mayweather next month. While discussing this, during a media scrum yesterday, the UFC lightweight champ said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Tell him, as long as he speaks my name with respect, I will abide by the boxing rules,” McGregor said. “I’ll abide by the Marquess of Queensberry rules. Only if he speaks my name. If he disrespects me during this tour, during this build up, then maybe I might just bounce an elbow off his eyebrow. That’s on him how he does it.”
McGregor will be making his pro-boxing debut when he fights Mayweather, who has gone 49-0 to date and is one of the most accomplished boxers of all time.