Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor makes an outrageous claim about his boxing skill

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Conor McGregor is back to his boastful self. It seems it only took a couple of months for the humbling from Nate Diaz to wear off on the Irishman. 

McGregor faces Diaz again in a rematch at UFC 202 in August later this year but it seems his attention may still be on boxing great Floyd Mayweather, who he was rumoured to be facing in some kind of superfight. 

And it was while speaking about a potential Mayweather fight where McGregor got back to his arrogant self, claiming that his boxing skill is on a par with Floyd's. No, seriously. 


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McGregor - who hasn't looked great in any of the videos he has released of his boxing sparring sessions - has claimed that his and Mayweather's boxing skills are "neck-and-neck" right now.

"If I only had to focus on boxing, hell, I'd be neck and neck with Floyd right now," McGregor said in an interview with ESPN.

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In that magazine piece, for ESPN's body issue, The Notorious One appears naked, which is exactly what everyone expects from him, to be honest. 

"I'm in the game of spinning plates. I'm spinning a boxing plate. I'm spinning a taekwondo plate. I'm spinning a jiujitsu plate. I'm spinning a freestyle wrestling plate. I'm spinning a karate plate.

"There are so many spinning plates in this game. If I was to put all of them down and have one boxing plate spinning, it would be like a load off my shoulders."

Conor McGregor, humble as ever. Let's hope he doesn't get embarrassed again against Diaz like he did last time. Tapping out in the middle of the octagon was humiliating for McGregor.

If his boxing skills really are as good as he says they are, then Conor should destroy Diaz with ease. Something tells me that isn't going to happen, though. Hmm, I wonder why. 

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