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Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Conor McGregor Says He’s Only Interested in a “Good Scrap”, Not “Dull” Fights

Conor McGregor (photo via YouTube / The MacLife)

By FCF Staff

It remains to be seen when and who Conor McGregor fights next. But, in a new interview, the former UFC champ relayed he’s not interested in taking any “dull” fights.

Following McGregor’s quick win over Donald Cerrone in January, UFC President Dana White said that the star would challenge the winner of the April 18th bout between Khabib Nurmagmedov and Tony Ferguson. McGregor said, however, that he’s not interested in waiting on the sidelines and wants to compete in the interim.

In a more recent interview with Bleacher Report, McGregor didn’t provide any specific information on his next bout. But, the outspoken fighter did say this:

“What the fans, and frankly the fighters, don’t want is a dull fight or a dull lead up to a fight,” he said. “I enjoy every aspect, and the fans deserve to see and hear the real me. I am very passionate and eager to please the fans and win for them and my family. I am willing to fight anyone and have proved that time and time again. I look for a good scrap, and if it isn’t going to be that, I have no interest.

” … The money is not why I do this. I am a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine. I love the fight game. I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today. I will be in the Octagon again soon and fully expect to box again. You will need to stay tuned, but trust me—the fans will enjoy. Giving them what they want and entertaining them is important to me.”

Since McGregor was submitted by the lightweight champ Nurmagomedov in 2019, he has pushed for a rematch with his rival. But, the decorated fighter has also expressed an interest in facing the likes of Justin Gaethje, Frankie Edgar, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz once again.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:31 am
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