First of all, Mike Tyson is training for something. We’re not sure why but we do know that he respects Conor McGregor. The former heavyweight champion of the world was effusive in his praise of the Irishman on his podcast. In short, he described it as a spectacle but says that McGregor has to be respected for his efforts.
At the moment, McGregor is in Ireland. However, he does want to fight and is demanding a spot on Dana White’s Fight Island. The Notorious is the UFC’s biggest star but is highly inconsistent in his appearances. In short, that’s what happens when you make hundreds of millions.
Furthermore, Chael Sonnen thinks McGregor could take a shot at the welterweight title. Make of that what you will.
Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.
I promise my life on it.
It is great to see you back Iron Mike ❤️ https://t.co/NDrVnEaukm
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 15, 2020
Tyson’s comments flattered McGregor. He responded and made it clear that he believes a rematch is inevitable and that he will beat Mayweather when they fight. Whether beating a 43-year-old is such a great achievement, we don’t know, but McGregor tweeted:
” Thank you Mike and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd. I promise my life on it. It is great to see you back Iron Mike.”
According to Chael Sonnen, McGregor could even be in line for a welterweight title shot against Kamaru Usman. The former UFC and Bellator contender says that the Irishman is arguably the number one contender. We’re pretty sure that Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal would disagree with that but keep talking Chael.
“I think he’s going to fight at 170 and I think you could have the argument that Conor’s the number one contender at 170,” Chael Sonnen said. “Look, if they do Usman and Masvidal and I hope they do and I hope that all gets worked out and we are just seeing some gamesmanship here. I think that’s really is the right fight to do. I’m not sure you can’t say Conor’s not next in line. There are a number of good arguments, Leon Edwards comes to mind, you’ve always got T-Wood [Tyron Woodley] in there, Colby Covington.
“Conor’s name is just as good as anyone I just threw out. The guy has won three world championships. He diminishes himself saying he’s a champ-champ,” Sonnen continued. “He is a champ-champ-champ, he’s won so many damn world championships he’s forgotten about the interim title. I was there for the night he beat Chad Mendes, I was there when they put that around his waist. He’s got three world championships. Don’t tell me Conor McGregor doesn’t matter, he does.”
On Your Knees
However, Ali Abdelaziz isn’t enthusiastic about making this fight happen. He’s Usman’s manager, as well as Khabib Nurmagamdov’s. Needless to say, the relationship between the two men isn’t the best. In sum, he told ESPN:
“I think he is the easiest money in the UFC right now. But he also talks a lot. He doesn’t have enough cojones to come and fight someone like Kamaru. To be honest with you, I think it would be illegal for him to fight Kamaru. I don’t think he should be legal.”
If he wants this fight, he needs to go on his knees and beg like he makes everyone beg.”