Conor McGregor vs. EVERYBODY…
Waiting around for Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao to happen was a painful process. Finally taking place over five years after the talk started, the ‘fight of the century’ turned out to be an epic flop.
In the case of Mayweather vs. someone from an entirely different sport, Conor McGregor, things are moving very quickly. Only this year have the negotiations become serious, and already its looking as though a summer clash is imminent.
McGregor vs. Mayweather…Or Manny?!?
UFC president Dana White unleashed a media frenzy last week by dropping a $175 million purse on the fight. ‘The Notorious’ responded by saying he’d make upwards of $100 million from the boxing match.
With all this talk of inevitability, there still seems to be a shred of doubt. According to McGregor, he’s willing to fight Manny Pacquiao if Floyd backs out. McGregor’s comments come nearly a year after Pac Man said he’d fight the Irishman.
Here’s what McGregor said:
‘Poopy Pants Mayweather’
The focus has been solely boxing lately but make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts. Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something.
But whatever that’s another conversation. I like to build fighters and watch their progression. I have built many to this date, and all unintentionally. One is fighting in the UFC main event this weekend. When my son is born I will build him up into a multiple free fighting world champion also. Just like his old man. I look forward to it.
Probable MMA Retirement
Gunnar Nelson, McGregor’s SBG team mate, recently said the Irishman may never fight again after Mayweather.