If you’re a fan of UFC, and especially Conor McGregor, then you will know about the time the ‘The Notorious’ stepped into the boxing world and into the ring with undefeated 11-time five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Whether you were watching the fight from a boxing perspective, or for an entertainment buzz, the fight went on for longer than anticipated, where McGregor, the former UFC ‘champ-champ’, lost the fight via 10th round technical knockout.
Following a recent tweet, the Irishman feels he would have more success if a rematch were to happen.
“I spoiled it with the rush right hook here,” McGregor posted on Twitter.
“The angle was made. He was in the dirt. I just had to set correctly into my feet and fire. Rushing the right hook I lost balance on my back hand. Great boxing fight! A rematch will be interesting no doubt.”
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However, whether or not you loved it or hated it, Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was one of the highest grossing fights in combat sport history, and a rematch would probably be another box office smash.
McGregor and Mayweather's fight was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in August 2017.
The undefeated 42-year-old American boxer emerged victories in Vegas, where he notched up his 50th win in the process which surpassed the 49-0 record of Hall of Famer Rocky Marciano.
Although it’s been rumoured that ‘The Notorious’ is currently in negotiations for a UFC showdown against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, McGregor will jump at the opportunity of fighting Mayweather again and says a rematch ‘will be interesting, no doubt’.
Mayweather, on the other hand, is planning to have more exhibition matches after his highly successful victory over Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve.
It’s estimated that McGregor made roughly $100 million from the Mayweather bout, and the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ would undoubtedly make another big payday in a rematch.
It is far from conclusive whether or not the two will rematch in a boxing ring again.
McGregor will see it as a healthy pay-check, but for sake of MMA and boxing fans, after watching the first bout back in 2017, let’s hope ‘The Notorious’ next fight is in the UFC.News Now - Sport News