Conor McGregor is fully expecting to box again.
In August of 2017, McGregor took on Floyd Mayweather in a legendary boxing match that resulted in Mayweather earning a TKO win.
Since the loss, the Irishman has been clamoring for a rematch with Mayweather or a fight against Manny Pacquiao. Those would no doubt be big fights, but he makes it clear it is not about money. Instead, it is about his love of the sport and wanting to box again.
“What the fans, and frankly the fighters, don’t want is a dull fight or a dull lead up to a fight,” McGregor said to Bleacher Report. “I enjoy every aspect, and the fans deserve to see and hear the real me. I’m very passionate and eager to please the fans and win for them and my family. I am willing to fight anyone and have proved that time and time again. I look for a good scrap, and if it isn’t going to be that, I have no interest.
” … The money is not why I do this. I’m a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine,” McGregor added. “I love the fight game, I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today. I will be in the Octagon again soon and fully expect to box again. You will need to stay tuned, but trust me—the fans will enjoy. Giving them what they want and entertaining them is important to me.”
Whether or not he will box again or who it will be against is to be seen. But, for now, Conor McGregor is focused on his MMA career where he is looking to rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime