McGregor to Fight Khabib in October
Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is set to make his return in professional mixed martial arts, following a two-year absence. He is slated to challenge reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the headliner of the UFC 229 this October 6.
This upcoming fight will be one of the biggest fights in the UFC history and will probably draw millions of revenue. As of early August, the fight has already become the second biggest gate in UFC history, according to multiple reports.
On the other hand, boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. who defeated the Notorious in a boxing match a year ago just opened himself up to help train his former opponent.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, Mayweather was first asked about the anniversary of his historic fight against one of UFC’s best fighters. He said:
“Okay, a year ago, on the 28th, Mayweather vs McGregor, a hell of a fight, a hell of a showdown. I’d take off my hat off to Conor McGregor (who is) a hell of a fighter.”Mayweather wants McGregor to train in his gym in Vegas. (Photo: NYFights.com)
At the Mayweather Boxing Club
After this warm compliment, he talked about his desire to help McGregor with his training in Vegas.
“I know that UFC got a training facility but we’d like for him to work out at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Conor’s not gonna back down and he’s not a scared fighter at all, so win, lose or draw, Conor gonna come to fight.”
While McGregor is probably the best striker in the UFC’s lightweight division, Mayweather outclassed his skills when they went to war inside the boxing ring. This was seemingly one of the reasons why the Notorious hasn’t been fighting in the MMA for two years.
Despite Mayweather’s initiative to help, it seems McGregor isn’t in for any peace. On a recent, tweet, he slammed the Mayweathers saying:
Fuck the Mayweathers, except Senior and Roger.
There is no peace here kid.
Step up or step down.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 29, 2018
Mayweather and McGregor have been known to be a pair of trash-talking opponents even before their fight last year. “Money” won the fight by knockout to retain his undefeated title in the world of fighting.
It was a turnaround for Mayweather this time when he said McGregor isn’t a fighter to back down from anyone, commenting on his upcoming fight vs Khabib:
“Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor. Like I said before, Conor McGregor’s not gonna back down from anyone, he’s not scared, he’s a warrior.”
Ahead of his highly-anticipated UFC comeback, McGregor went on to reflect on his loss against Mayweather in the one-year anniversary of their epic fight last Sunday, August 26. For him, there were two biggest takeaways in that boxing fight: rules and riches.
Watch “Money’s” interview below:
Just a trivia, this isn’t the first time this year McGregor said: “F–k the Mayweathers” on his Twitter account. Check out the version of his January badmouth.