It’s still not clear when and who Conor McGregor will fight next, but it looks like he hasn’t completely abandoned the thought of facing Floyd Mayweather in the cage.
Leading up their boxing match last August, Mayweather talked about facing McGregor in the cage, and of course, the latter said he would welcome the opportunity. After Mayweather stopped McGregor in their bout, he didn’t have much to say about making a move into MMA, but more recently, the retired boxer has been teasing (trolling?) it could happen.
“He’s engaging, we’re engaging. So we’ll see. I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent. We have many options. There’s the current interim lightweight champion (Tony Ferguson), there’s an undefeated Dagestani (Khabib Nurmagomedov). There’s maybe a big Russian event. There’s obviously the [Nate] Diaz trilogy. Of course, the Mayweather fight is there. There’s many options. We’re just at the table at the moment, so times is good. Life is good.”
“If it is, it will follow him for the rest of his days, that he did not do it,” McGregor added, while referring to Mayweather “I said I would do it and I stepped up and I done it. It’s his time now.”
It’s pretty, pretty hard to imagine that Mayweather and his team would sign off on him fighting McGregor in the cage. You also have to wonder if an athletic commission would let it happen either.But, no one thought McGregor and Mayweather would ever box either, so you just never know. Especially when the fight would generated a ridiculous amount of money.
Hopefully, McGregor comes to terms on a new deal with the UFC, and we get to see him in a fight with either Ferguson or Nurmagomedov. You know; a legitimate MMA bout between two of the best lightweights on the planet. Sounds nice right?