UFC Champion Conor McGregor pledges to ‘conquer’ boxing scene

Conor McGregor

Double title winner Conor McGregor believes he has what it takes to “conquer” boxing like he has done in UFC. Furthermore, he revealed that he has offers on the table from both the WWE and Hollywood.

McGregor’s last appearance came at UFC 205 when he dismantled Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight championship. This win added to the featherweight title that he already held. He is UFC’s first simultaneous two-time champion.

McGregor said after the victory that he would take some time away from the UFC to weigh up his options. But however, he ended up obtaining a Californian boxing licence. Moreover, he has been vocal in his desire to face retired unbeaten boxer, Floyd Mayweather. The boxing fraternity has coined this as a potential ‘superfight.’

Conor McGregor’s Interview with Irish TV channel RTE.

Furthermore, McGregor believes that he doesn’t need Mayweather for people to take an interest in his boxing career, which looks to be an inevitability, and said that he “can pick some local schmuck and still do significant numbers” if he is to make his debut in the squared canvas.

Straight from McGregor:

“I can go and conquer the boxing scene as well; that’s a severe thought, a far-reaching conversation that is happening so we’ll see,”.

“Mayweather’s last two fights have been duds, so I certainly don’t need him. I can pick some local schmuck and still do large numbers.”

“I’ve got those wrestling guys and Hollywood trying to reach me, I’ve got so many options.”

McGregor also disclosed that he plans to meet with UFC president Dana White for an early return to the UFC. The Irishman declared after his victory over Alvarez that he would take a break from the sport as he and girlfriend, Dee Devlin, are expecting their first child together. Nevertheless, he admitted that he got the baby’s delivery date wrong by two months, and that could allow him to enter the octagon much before.

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