UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor says he wants a boxer to “come into his world”, and face him inside the octagon of the UFC.
The 29-year-old Irishman lost to ex-welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather in August.
McGregor, during a press tour for his upcoming documentary “Conor McGregor: Notorious” told the BBC that his next fight would be to defend his UFC lightweight title.
“Ideally I would like to take one of the boxers into an MMA bout — someone come into my world now.”
“I went into their platform and faced the so-called best-of-the-best and I handled him pretty easily in the early rounds, before I got fatigued and got stopped.”
Mayweather, who returned after two years of retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, and Mayweather ended McGregor in the 10th-round stoppage. Mayweather ended his career with a perfect 50-0 record.
“He (Mayweather) was a tactical genius in there. He changed his gameplan three times and that is the sign of a true champion.”
“If it happened in a rematch, it’s a simple adjustment of me having a heavier sparring partner coming in the later rounds, leaning on me and walking me down.
“My sparring in the lead-up to the camp was always against fast-twitch, light-on-their-toes opponents. I was never against forward pressure because he (Mayweather) had never fought like that. That took us by surprise and I got beat.
“But if we had a rematch I would correct that and beat him.”
Referring to a possible Mayweather rematch, he added: “He’s retired. I will not call him out. I respect what he has done.”
Asked if he would get back in a boxing ring, McGregor replied: “Of course. Boxing is certainly an interest of mine. But the next fight will be to defend my UFC lightweight belt.”