Conor McGregor: ‘I Know I Would Win’ A Rematch With Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor would like another go with Floyd Mayweather inside a boxing ring. McGregor and Mayweather did battle in a boxing “money fight” back in Aug. 2017. At the time, McGregor was the UFC lightweight champion. Not many expected McGre…

Conor McGregor would like another go with Floyd Mayweather inside a boxing ring. McGregor and Mayweather did battle in a boxing “money fight” back in Aug. 2017. At the time, McGregor was the UFC lightweight champion. Not many expected McGregor to emerge victorious against Mayweather, but the hype surrounding the bout couldn’t be ignored. In […]

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Keith Thurman Calls Out Conor McGregor: “Box Me, Conor!”

If Conor McGregor wants to make a return to the boxing ring, he has no shortage of suitors. The latest being WBA (Super) welterweight champion Keith Thurman. Speaking to TMZ recently, Thurman threw out the challenge to “The Notorious,” calling him out to meet inside the squared circle: “He would be annihilated by the fourth […]

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If Conor McGregor wants to make a return to the boxing ring, he has no shortage of suitors.

The latest being WBA (Super) welterweight champion Keith Thurman. Speaking to TMZ recently, Thurman threw out the challenge to “The Notorious,” calling him out to meet inside the squared circle:

“He would be annihilated by the fourth or fifth round. Conor, box me, baby! Conor, box me! Box me, Conor! You know you make more money in the boxing ring anyway,” Thurman said. “Box me, Conor! Next pay-per-view (PPV) fight after Manny Pacquiao.”

McGregor made his professional boxing debut back in 2017, facing Floyd “Money” Mayweather in Las Vegas. The former UFC “Champ Champ” was finished in the 10th round via TKO after his conditioning gave out.

Thurman acknowledged as much when critiquing the Irishman’s performance against Mayweather:

“I’ll take it. He wants to talk that trash, he wants to actually think he gots hands? Come on, man. Look, he did not know – once he realized he can’t land regular punches, he starts doing overhand hammer slaps – you can’t hold, you can’t kick, you can’t grapple – the advantage is, do you have skills with the left?

Do you have skills with the right? Do you have footwork?” Thurman said. “One thing he doesn’t have is conditioning! He does not have conditioning. He is not ready for these championship fights. Floyd walked him down and beat him like he was playing ‘Fight Night!’”

While McGregor’s Octagon return remains in question, Thurman is currently gearing up for a title defense. He’ll be facing boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Malignaggi: Conor Could Have Finished Me in Spar

Paulie Malignaggi has been on a rampage about his controversial sparring session with Conor McGregor ever since McGregor released brief footage from the session nearly two years ago. Recently, McGregor also released a series of photographs appearing to…

Paulie Malignaggi has been on a rampage about his controversial sparring session with Conor McGregor ever since McGregor released brief footage from the session nearly two years ago. Recently, McGregor also released a series of photographs appearing to show him getting the better of Malignaggi on several occasions during the spar. Malignaggi’s retort has remained […]

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Conor McGregor Goes In-Depth On Injury Before UFC 229

Conor McGregor has detailed an injury he suffered ahead of UFC 229. Back in Oct. 2018, McGregor challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. McGregor was the 155-pound ruler, but was stripped of the gold due to inactivity. Nurmagomedov…

Conor McGregor has detailed an injury he suffered ahead of UFC 229. Back in Oct. 2018, McGregor challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. McGregor was the 155-pound ruler, but was stripped of the gold due to inactivity. Nurmagomedov captured the title after defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision at UFC 223. In the […]

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Conor McGregor Offers Full Breakdown Of Post-UFC 229 Brawl

The post-event brawl between the teams of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 will live on for a long time. Following Khabib’s fourth-round submission win over the Irishman, “The Eagle” jumped the Octagon to attack McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. This sparked a huge brawl between both teams, both inside and outside the cage. […]

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The post-event brawl between the teams of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 will live on for a long time.

Following Khabib’s fourth-round submission win over the Irishman, “The Eagle” jumped the Octagon to attack McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. This sparked a huge brawl between both teams, both inside and outside the cage. Now, months removed from the incident, and several suspensions later, McGregor has given, possibly, the most in-depth analysis of the brawl since it occurred.

Speaking in an interview with motivational speaker Tony Robbins, McGregor recalled how the incident began (via Pundit Arena):

“So what happened was, the fight was done, the match was done,” McGregor said. “He [Khabib] climbed over the fence and jumped into the crowd to make a bit of noise but as soon as he jumped into the crowd he cowered away. I like to call it ‘scurried away’ cause they’re little rats they are.

I gave my respect and congrats, he won the match – let’s see what happens next time. I’m confident we’ll get it again, let’s go again. I am humble in victory or defeat no matter what. It’s a sport at the end of the day, a gruesome sport, but it’s a sport. So I respected it, I was defeated on the night.”

After Khabib lunged over at Danis, McGregor explained how things spilled into the Octagon, after he jumped on the cage himself and threw a shot at one of Khabib’s brothers:

“He jumped in to cause this chaos and attack. I saw this take place, I got up off the ground and said ‘ok, now I’m back in the mix’, jumped on top of the cage, as I jumped on top of the cage, his brother came sprinting across and jumped on top of the cage also to climb in and help him. I seen him there and it was like a Christmas present. He was right there, I smacked him right in the eyesocket and we started fighting on top of the cage.

It got broken up. We ended up in the cage then, he was trying to get past the security. I was just watching everything. I am very self-defense-minded through growing up. I know where my entrances and my exits are and I am very aware of my surroundings. When the fight was breaking out and I knew there were people in and out, there were a lot of rogue people and I wasn’t aware of who was with who, who was with security. So I backed myself up against the cage wall, where I thought I was good.

What happened was, two of his teammates ran and jumped over right behind me. For me, with my mindset, it was fascinating for me to watch that back because I got to a safe place, I was good. I got to a place where I was aware and I could see any incoming threats and deal with it. They came right over my back, right over my back. The first one, the Chechen man, ran right out in front of me and went over to the brother who got smacked and was like ‘what happened’ and then turned back and saw me.

But I had already saw him so as he turned back. Boom! I smacked him. He wobbled. As I smacked him and wobbled him, another one jumped over the back and he sly-hooked me from the side. I covered up.”

McGregor seemed satisfied with himself that he was able to land the final blow of the night:

“That got separated and then the final one was the original brother who was on the top of the cage, he broke free from the security, ran at 100mph towards me.

“He threw a right hand. As he threw that right hand I threw a left. Boom! There’s an image, an aerial image, of the right hand just whipping by my face and my left hand just landing flush down the pipe! The final blow of the night! That’s it. I win.”

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Paulie Malignaggi Still Won’t Shut Up About Infamous Sparring Session With Conor McGregor

Paulie Malignaggi is forever a name solidified in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community due to his past issues with Conor McGregor. The pair were sparring partners for a short while before McGregor’s fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather back in 2017. However, after McGregor leaked some sparring footage online, showing what looked like himself knocking […]

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Paulie Malignaggi is forever a name solidified in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community due to his past issues with Conor McGregor.

The pair were sparring partners for a short while before McGregor’s fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather back in 2017. However, after McGregor leaked some sparring footage online, showing what looked like himself knocking Malignaggi down – however, Malignaggi claims it was a trip – “The Magic Man” later departed the camp.

Years later, Malignaggi still holds a bitter grudge, and hopes to one day get his hands on McGregor inside the boxing ring himself. For now, he’ll settle for a bare-knuckle boxing fight with McGregor’s good friend and training partner, Artem Lobov. The pair will fight in the main event of Bare Knuckle FC 6 on June 22.

In the press conference leading up to the event this week, Malignaggi dove further into the details behind his sparring session with “The Notorious” (via MMA Junkie):

“Because he’s such a (expletive), I’ll tell you something about Conor,” Malignaggi said.

“He probably could have stopped me 12 rounds because I don’t have the air supply to go 12 rounds in certain circumstances, but he’s got no balls at all, so any time I was able to land a shot or two, he gave me my break, and he gave me a chance to re-oxygenate, so all I had to do is potshot him and hit him with shots here and there that let me pace myself for 12 rounds.”

Malignaggi also explained how the mixed martial arts (MMA) personnel who witnessed his sparring session with McGregor raved about the match-up. However, Malignaggi claims he has been in some real “gym wars,” and his sparring session with McGregor was actually one of the lighter ones of his career:

“He says one thing, but his actions speak another thing, you know what I’m saying? When we talked about his sparring time, he said he couldn’t believe the shots I took. That’s 90 percent of the offense,” Malignaggi said.

“He said ‘that wasn’t me, great job, great sparring session.’ That was one of the best sparring sessions he ever had. Everyone at the table said that was one of the best sparring sessions they ever saw. Look, that was one of the more simple sparring sessions of my life, OK? I’ve been in gym wars.

That was such, the fact that the MMA community thought that was a fun sparring session, I’m sure you guys have been in the gym for some of these war-like sparring sessions, where you should get charged at the door. This is not one of them. The fact they keep talking about it and presenting it like it was, shows you the limitations of these guys, and how I know that (Lobov) has no idea what’s waiting for him next month.”

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