Conor McGregor has sensationally claimed that he has “no doubt” in his mind that he would beat Floyd Mayweather should a rematch between the two occur.
McGregor was knocked out in 10th round by the American during their fight back in August, which was dubbed ‘the biggest fight in combat sports history’.
But, the Irishman insisted he would pick up the victory if the two stepped into the ring with each other once more.
“If a rematch happened I would most certainly beat him, I have no doubt in my mind,” he told ESPN.
Despite the array of trash-talking and boasting pre-fight, both McGregor and Mayweather have been uncharacteristically humble following their bout three months ago.
McGregor especially has been full of praise for his opponent since his loss and admitted that the ‘Money Man’ earned his victory.
He noted that he was caught off guard and impressed by Mayweather’s ability to change his fighting style during the match, describing him as a ‘special individual.’
McGregor admitted, however, that initially he was surprised by Mayweather’s lack of speed and agility early on, but that all changed as the rounds ticked by.
“For the first three or four round I went back to my corner and the first thing I said to my corner: ‘He is dirt’.
“He was supposed to have the speed advantage, he was supposed to have the agility, the reflexes. He had none of that early on.
“It took me by surprise. I took us all by surprise.
“He changed his game plan three times in the middle of a fight. Three times. That’s a special individual.
You can watch a clip from the interview with ESPN in the video below.
“To come out with your normal style, then to come out and play the rope-a-dope style that you do, and then both of them are failing, you’re still able to switch it up again.
“Three game changes in one fight is an impressive trait, and that’s why he’s in the position that he’s in, so hats off to him.”
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