McGregor, outside of the UFC, is also interested in returning to the boxing ring for a second bout against Floyd Mayweather.
“I’d like to rematch Floyd,” McGregor said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (via Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “I think we should rematch Floyd. He’s flirting with [a comeback] and doing all this, he can go and pick someone else, it’s not going to be the same.”
Mayweather and McGregor met for the first time in 2017, with Mayweather walking away victorious in “The Money Fight.”
“But also I would be open to other boxing bouts,” McGregor said. “Manny, we were actually close to signing [a fight with] Manny. There’s been talks about a Manny fight as well. There was an offer made on that. Just not yet. And the Paulie [Malignaggi] fight. I’d like to box Paulie as well. I already knocked him out but that’s a bit of buzz as well. Paulie and a boxing bout. I want to box again. I will box again. I will get a boxing world title. I would box multiple times. I love boxing and I’m damn good.”
UFC 246 takes place on Saturday, January 18 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.