On Saturday night,made it pretty clear that the only thing on his mind right now is a boxing match with arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Floyd Mayweather. As many of you already know, Mayweather is currently retired, but it appears like the fight is being explored more than we already know.
In Manchester, the Irish sensation said the fight has been in works awhile and with the Ali Act potentially expanding to MMA, he believes the boxing bout with Mayweather can come to fruition. Plus, McGregor is still open to working with theto make the fight a reality.
That fight is more than just being explored. That fight has been in the works awhile now. Look, there’s a lot of steps to get through to get the fight going, but it’s the fight to make. It’s the fight the people want. It’s the fight I want. I know I’m confident going in there.
I’ve got the reach. I’ve got youth. I’ve got the confidence. I’ve got the unpredictable style. You can’t prepare for a style like me. A guy said to me, why conquer one world when you can conquer two? So I’m going to go conquer two worlds.
There’s been an offer made by Mayweather and a counteroffer by UFC President Dana White, but none are as close as what McGregor thinks he can make in the boxing bout. The UFC lightweight champion is willing to sit aside all other offers for another year until they reach around $100 million.
I’ll tell you what, for $100 million, I’ll sit for another year.
I’m twitching (from inactivity) sometimes, but f*ck it, this is historic. Fighting Khabib what-the-f*ck-his-name-is, Tony Donkey, Jose, even Woodley for the third (title), it’s not this. Sometimes you’ve got to be patient with situations, and I feel this is one of them. Plus, the situation around me, Dee’s about to have a baby, I’m looking forward to that. I’m in a different mindset right now, so I’m happy. Everything seems to just be working perfectly for me, so a little bit of wait is not too bad. I’m okay with it this time, for now.
White recently responded to McGregor’s comments during the UFC on FOX 23 post-fight press conference and said that it would be an “epic fail” without the UFC promotion involved.