While Conor McGregor is preparing to fight at T-Mobile Arena, the former UFC double champion has eyes on a bigger fight and a bigger venue down the street.
McGregor, who boxed Floyd Mayweather in 2017 inside the same arena he’ll face Donald Cerrone on January 18th at UFC 246, is interested in returning to boxing against Manny Pacquiao.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor is two days away from his long awaited return to the octagon, but he’s been talking up a return to boxing in several interviews and during most of the media events.
“That’s the new football stadium, is it? I would be honored to be a part of that event,” McGregor said of Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, which is set to open prior to the start of the 2020-2021 NFL season.
“I would love to be the first combatant to fight in that arena. What a fight that would be against Manny, right? A small, powerful southpaw. I’d have to figure out the weight and these types of things, but it’s something that interests me no doubt.”
“It’ll be hard to leave the MMA game fully. I think that’s a great aspiration to have, to achieve that world boxing title,” McGregor said of what his future holds. “What a feather in the cap that would be, to be a multiple-time dual-weight mixed martial arts world champion and then to acquire a boxing world title. That’s something I always look to aspire bigger and reach higher and aim for the stars. With activity, with consistency, and with structure I can do anything like I have done already.”
Report: Boxing Scene