In recent weeks, Floyd Mayweather has been teasing a trip into the octagon. But fight fans are skeptical. After all, Mayweather is in his 40s and has no mixed martial arts experience. When it comes to boxing, he’s second to none. But when you add every other layer? It’s difficult to assume he would hold his own.
But Conor McGregor has a few things to say about him trying.
“I’d do as I please against him, but if he does do it – I know he’s flirting with it – I would have respect for him. I think it would get his earned respect if he was to step in.”
That’s not all. But with McGregor, it never is. The Irishman even suggests that Mayweather would tarnish legacy if he doesn’t follow through.
“If it is, it will follow him the rest of his days. You know what I’m saying? It will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it. I said I would do it and I stepped up and did it. His time now.”
He does have a point. Then again, this is a little different than Mayweather stepping foot in the octagon. First off, he’s not going around saying he’ll defeat UFC’s best fighter. He’s not saying heA�can or evenA�will do it. He’s simply teasing it. But as for McGregor, what’s next? Additionally, who’s next?
“We’ll see, I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent. We have many options. There’s current interim lightweight champion (Tony Ferguson). There’s an undefeated Dagestani (Khabib Nurmagomedov). There might be a big Russian event. There’s obviously the (Nate) Diaz trilogy. Of course, the Mayweather fight is there. …
“We’re just at the table at the moment. Times are good.”