UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is expected to make upwards of $100 million in his Aug. 26 boxing bout with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With so much money to be made, many speculated that McGregor would be taking that money and backing away from active competition in combat sports.
However, McGregor has recently stated he sees both boxing and MMA in his future. The man many consider as the face of the UFC says he is a fan of both disciplines and wants to compete in both sports after the Aug. 26 showdown.
“I love the sport of boxing,” McGregor said. “Boxing has been dear to my heart my whole, entire life. I will contend in boxing bouts going forward, and I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward. I will rule both with an iron fist, and that’s where my mindset is.”
At his media workout scrum, it was noted that McGregor had a ring with both McGregor promotions and UFC logos on them.
McGregor has been relaxed, seemingly enjoying all the build-up and hype towards the anticipated Mayweather-McGregor showdown.
“I will have fun,” McGregor said. “I like it over this side. It’s good. The buildup is good, the preparation is good, I love the sport of boxing, I love the sport of mixed martial arts. I just love fighting. So wherever there’s a fight, you’ll see me.”
Original story: MMA Fighting