UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor made his professional boxing debut in The Money Fight and he was finished via tenth round TKO by Floyd Mayweather.
If the two were to ever clash again, the lightweight champion knows he would even the score in their series.
“What’s sickening me is that the little motherf**ker is retired now,” McGregor said at An Evening with Conor McGregor. “I know if I went another go with him, under boxing rules, I’d get that win. I know that. I know by the feeling of him in the first fight. He had to change his whole approach. He fought completely different than he ever fought. He couldn’t figure out what I was doing early on. With the lessons I learned from that first fight, if I had another go now, I’d get him. At the same time, he’s 50-0 and he’s getting on, I’m not gonna start calling him out. I’m happy to see a fighter (do well).”
Mayweather did retire after the August clash, but he retired once before in his career before that as well.
McGregor, if the rematch were to ever come to fruition, says that he would like to fight Mayweather in an MMA rules bout.
“It’s a dangerous game we’re in. I’m not gonna start calling him out. I’ll sit back and wait and I’ll fight,” he said. “Let’s see how he handles this round of money. I might get the phone call again and we may do it again. Originally, he said an MMA fight next. He was talking about an MMA fight next. That’s what he said before the fight. So, what’s he going to do? Does he want another fight? In my head I’m thinking, get one of these boxing guys to come over into my world now.”
The UFC Lightweight Champion was also recently rumored to be returning to the UFC at UFC 219, but Dana White quickly put those rumors to rest.