Conor McGregor is the music man of Mixed Martial Arts, as the former two-division champion has revitalized a feud with Floyd Mayweather.
“I was whooping him in the early rounds,” McGregor said to Tony Robbins about his fight with Mayweather in 2017, claiming to his corner that it was “too easy” in the early rounds.
When asked about being walked down in the later rounds, McGregor credited the “crafty veteran” in being able to switch up his style, claiming he forced Mayweather to break from his Philly Shell.
“The approach caught me off guard. I was not prepared for it. I was not used to it and he walked me down and ended up getting the stoppage. The referee I felt could have let it go, I would have liked to see the end of the round, get my breathing back, get a little more comfortable.”
“I believe I would win [in a rematch],” concluded McGregor. “Actually, there I go again with the fake humbleness — I know I would win.”
“That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that but Conor McGregor knows he’s always welcome to that ass-whooping,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told TMZ Sports.
“I have the utmost respect for Conor, Dana, and those guys. If Conor McGregor wants some of that smoke again, he knows what he’s got to do.”
While UFC President Dana White may not want to see this fight happen, McGregor is “retired” which he announced earlier this year, but Ellerbe contended one phone call can get that “smoke” again.
“He knows what he’s got to do,” Ellerbe continued.
“All he’s got to do is call Dana. That’s all he has to do. I can’t speak for Floyd but I’ll tell you what, Conor McGregor, if he wants that ass-whooping again, I’m sure Floyd would oblige to that.”
Report: MMA Fighting