Conor McGregor has admitted that there are plenty of options on the table following his upcoming clash against Khabib Nurmagomedov, including a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor was defeated by Mayweather last August during his first ever professional boxing fight. The 30-year-old has since returned to the UFC, and will enter the octagon for the first time in almost two-years this weekend.
Every fight featuring Conor McGregor comes with the promise of something special, yet there’s no doubt that this is his biggest clash to date. McGregor’s upcoming fight with Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov will mark the climax of a feud has that been growing for the best part of two-years. An event that has huge personal significance for both fighters, following McGregor’s bizarre bus attack during a UFC media day back in April.
Khabib v McGregor is balanced on a knife edge, yet regardless of the outcome of the fight, fans can expect to see plenty more of the ‘notorious’ UFC star in the near future. Whether it will be in the octagon or the squared circle remains to be seen, but one thing for certain is that there are still plenty of names of McGregor’s hit-list.
Speaking to EPSN, McGregor opened up about his future ambitions, suggesting that rematches with both UFC star Nate Diaz and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather could be on the cards. “I’m certainly considering a few options,” said McGregor. “Of course then there’s boxing ventures. I’m very excited about that.
“If [Mayweather] has the bottle to come over and deal with this, like he said he has, let’s see what happens. I would also like to box him again. Everything is being discussed.
“Every rule set. If it’s not an MMA bout, then I don’t want to know. It’s either a straight MMA bout or a straight boxing bout. If they come looking for modified rules, I would rather just box the kid again.
“If you don’t want to deal with it, then don’t deal with it and stop going on like you’re doing.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor is set to commence at 3am UK Time on Sunday, October 7th.