Conor McGregor claims he's a free agent following Floyd Mayweather fight

Conor McGregor fell short after a valiant effort in his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Mayweather extended his professional boxing record undefeated streak to 50-0 after referee Robert Byrd stepped in for McGregor’s safety during the tenth round and ended the fight. He now retires from the sport of boxing without ever suffering a professional defeat inside the ring.

The Notorious may have lost on his boxing debut, but he has certainly gathered enough attention over the past couple of months by other boxers for another potential fight inside the ring in the future. Last night’s fight showed that with a bit of work, he can hold his own respectively in the ring.

However, the Irishman is, of course, an MMA fighter and is currently the UFC Lightweight Champion. He will likely defend his title against either Tony Ferguson or Kevin Lee, depending on who wins their interim Lightweight title fight at UFC 216 in October.

While McGregor has held off committing to either boxing or MMA, he says he has many options to consider in the future, and as of right now, he’s a free agent.

McGregor said to MMA Junkie at the post-fight press conference: “I have many options in MMA. I’m sure there’s options that will present themselves in the boxing game. Right now, I’m a free agent. My name is on the ring.”

“I’ll see what’s next, but I’m open. I love a good fight, and tonight was a damn good fight. I can’t tell you exactly what’s next, but something will be next.”

McGregor is unlikely to have another fight, whether it be in a boxing ring or inside the Octagon, until later this year or possibly the start of next year. Several opponents would love to face him in both sports, but in reality, there are only a handful of opponents that should be considered in each sport.

Considering the $100 million paycheck he’s just received from this fight, there is no need for him to rush back to either sport. However, nothing is for sure when it comes to McGregor as, as we saw from him last night against Mayweather, he isn’t afraid of stepping up to face a challenge.

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