Conor McGregor seems fuelled and ready to take on Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match as McGregor let off steam in a recent Q&A which you can read about here. Not one to fall behind, Floyd Mayweather was quick to respond, and he too seems fuelled for a super fight with McGregor.
“I truly believe the fans want this fight,” Mayweather told reporter Jim Gray. “The fans have been asking for this fight. It’s all about entertainment. He’s very entertaining. He’s very outspoken, like myself. So let’s give the fans what they want to see.”
Both men have had plenty of big money fights in their careers, and both men have never hidden away from the microphone. A fight of this calibre makes sense financially for both men, and as the weeks go by it seems more likely we may see the dream become reality. McGregor seems confident his next bout with be in the boxing ring and not inside the octagon.
“One-hundred percent,” McGregor said. “I believe the next time I step into a combat arena will be through the ropes wearing 10-ounce or eight-ounce gloves. I believe so.
“The sound of laughter and the sound of doubt motivates me. So I’m enjoying that. I seek that. I don’t feel that going to fight any of these other UFC bums right now. They need to rise up. Right now, they’re down there. I’ve got this situation where people are truly doubting me like they doubted me at the very, very beginning, and that’s motivating for me. That’s what’s going to drive me to the gym when I need to go to the gym and to put in that work to get that win. So that’s where we’re at right now.”
Do you think this fight could happen? Floyd Mayweather certainly thinks it could.
“I believe the fight could happen,” Mayweather said. “Conor McGregor, like I said before, he’s a tough competitor. He proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up. So we’ll just have to see what the future hold.”
Let us know what you think.
Interview sources courtesy of MMAFighting.com