Conor McGregor wants to fight Floyd Mayweather again in a cage
Conor McGregor is still upset about his fight with Floyd Mayweather. He is certain that he could get a win over on Floyd, and has invited him to an octagon cage match, in true MMA fashion. After their massive multi-hundred-million dollar encounter, it makes sense to keep stoking the flames. McGregor, still coming up in his career, has nothing to lose. Mayweather, with a perfect 50 wins and zero losses, is the only one who stands to be stripped of status.
A frustrated McGregor said this at a Q&A session in Glasgow:
"What sickens me is that the little motherf****r is retired now. If I had another go with him, under boxing rules, I'd get that win. He had to change his whole approach. With those lessons I learned, with another go around, I'd get it. He's 50-0 and getting on, I'm not calling him out. I'll sit back. We'll see how he gets on with this round of money. Maybe I'll get another call. Originally he was saying an MMA bout next. That's what he said before the fight.
He did say an MMA fight. So if he wants to, lets f*****g do it. There's not a hope in hell… I'd like to see him come over to our side and have a knock. I earned their respect and put myself out there. Style over to my side and earn our respect now."
I'm sure McGregor would enjoy an MMA fight with Mayweather. But the problem, and the reason why it wouldn't happen, is because it's evidently far easier to simply not use your legs than to learn how to kick and grapple like an MMA fighter. Why would a lifelong boxer ever get into an MMA ring? It would not be the same as an MMA fighter simply stopping the kicks and not using a ground game.
Mayweather would have to basically give zero concern about his perfect record or the health of his body to agree to this. But he's not the only one! McGregor also wants to battle his former boxing trainer in the Octagon, Paulie Malignaggi:
"Paulie is talking enough s**t, he's stuck for money, and looking for a fight," McGregor said. "He's talking about b***s, bringing b***s, well bring your b***s and fight in a real fight. That's where we're at… I'd like one of them to come over on our side.
He's a f*****g rat of a thing. If he wants, look, f**k… I've got the UFC title to defend. But if that little fool is stuck for money, maybe we could get him in for an MMA bout."
In fights that are more likely to happen, McGregor will be taking on Tony Ferguson as his next opponent in the UFC, and certainly a third match with Nate Diaz could follow soon, potentially next year. Either way, McGregor needs to fight in the UFC and defend his belt. Boxing was a fun distraction, but I doubt there will be much to gain from kicking boxers in the head. I think he's just happy to make another quick 100 million bucks.