Conor McGregor has made a big claim about Floyd Mayweather if the two ever squared off in a rematch of their August battle.
The 40-year-old took his boxing record to 50-0 by stopping the UFC’s crown jewel in round 10 of their record-breaking Las Vegas bout in August.
But the Irishman believes things would go differently if he met the 15-time world champion again.
Speaking at the launch of his new movie ‘Notorious’, McGregor said “If I had a rematch I would correct it and I would beat him.
“‘He's retired. I'm not going to start calling him out of retirement. I'm gonna leave him to it. If it happens, maybe it will, who knows. I would beat him.
“We haven't spoken (since the fight). I respect what he's done. After the fight, I'm never that type of bitter person, I accept it and just let him be.”
Despite signalling his intentions to step into the boxing ring once again in the near future, the UFC Lightweight Champion’s main focus is defending his belt.
McGregor went on hiatus from the octagon following his title capture from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016, to focus on the birth of his son, Conor Junior, and to prepare for the Mayweather fight.
But October 7, 2017 saw the crowning of a new interim UFC Lightweight champion in the form of Tony Ferguson, who notched his tenth win in a row and is almost certainly the next in-line to step up to ‘Mystic Mac’.
“What interests me is certainly a UFC bout, certainly a defence of my lightweight title,” said McGregor. “There is a fighter with the interim lightweight belt (Ferguson). I feel that will be next. We'll see how negotiations go.”
The 29-year old has also not ruled out completing a trilogy with long-time rival Nate Diaz.
The two’s record against each other currently stands at 1-1, and McGregor admitted that he wouldn’t be averse to putting his belt on the line in a grudge bout, but the Dublin brawler also wants to try and convince boxers to try and prove themselves at MMA.
“The Diaz trilogy is also there,” McGregor stated. ”I can defend my belt against Nate. Maybe we can persuade one of these boxing opponents to step into the Octagon, or there's also boxing bouts as well.
“So, there's so many options. I feel to legitimize the belt — there's an interim champion, I'm the unified champion — I feel that will be next. We are currently in contract negotiations, and we'll see where it goes.”
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