CONOR MCGREGOR revealed he ‘fully expects’ to box again and is prepared to face ANYONE as he gears up for his return to UFC with a rematch against Dustin Poirier.
The UFC icon, 32, was famously stopped by Floyd Mayweather in the tenth round when he made his professional boxing debut in 2017.
Conor McGregor could take on Floyd Mayweather for the second timeCredit: Rex Features
But last year, the Irish hardman fuelled rumours that he will step back into the boxing ring one day.
Speaking to Bleacher Report in March 2020, McGregor said: “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 am a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine.
“I love the fight game. I learned may things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today.
“I will be in octagon again soon and fully expect to box again… you need to stay tuned – but trust me, the fans will enjoy.
“Giving them what they want and entertaining them is important to me.”
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McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh also claimed he would return to boxing within 18 months.
And Manny Pacquiao fuelled speculation that he would fight McGregor when he joined the same management company as him.
But McGregor’s boxing return took a blow after his third retirement in four years.
Despite that, McGregor has returned to the octagon, taking on Poirier on Fight Island on Saturday.
The pair faced off on Thursday, with the Irishman predicting he will ‘knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds’.
Conor McGregor lost his professional boxing debut to Floyd MayweatherCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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