Conor McGregor has a big dream that’ll make every boxing fan, including UFC loyalists, cry with laughter because we can’t wait to see him live it at the expense of Floyd Mayweather’s spotless career.
Image shows Floyd Mayweather and his pet.
McGregor ventured into mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2008.
In 2012, he was crowned winner of both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships.
The 28-year-old star desired more victories, so signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
In 2015, McGregor fought Jose Aldo at UFC 194 for the featherweight championship which he bravely won via knockout after 13 seconds in the first round. This record-breaking win remains UFC’s fastest victory.
He also defeated Eddie Alvarez to lay hands on the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205.
McGregor soon became the first fighter in UFC’s history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously.
Apart from his incredible records which include being the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA, the Irishman is known for his extravagant lifestyle and bad mouthing. He is worth $35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
There are speculations that McGregor’s mega-fight with Mayweather will attract an outrageous number of viewers in what is expected to be the greatest fight ever.
The Iris professional mixed martial artist recently confessed that his only wish at this moment is to get into the ring with May-Money.
“I have my eyes on one thing and that’s Floyd Mayweather,” he told reporters.
Here’s a A Statement Of Intent From McGregor:
“With the Ali Act, I believe I can,” McGregor said in his PPV Q&A, addressing rumors that have persisted for weeks that UFC will pose an obstacle to his boxing ambitions. “Especially now that there’s offers on the table.”
If UFC finally gets involved with McGregor in the $1 billion fight, a report from Fox Sport confirms the Irishman will earn his cash [about $100 million] from the association’s paycheck.
He is known as a striker with powerful boxing skills though most critics see him as neither an amateur nor a pro boxer.
Nonetheless, McGregor has earned his UFC knockouts or technical-knockouts through deadly punches.
A lot of boxing fans would vote Mayweather as the greatest boxer that ever lived but not Conor, who seem to have respect and nothing like fear for the undefeated boxing champion.
Shortly after Muhammad Ali died in June 2016, the UFC Champion said: “…Nobody will ever come close to [Ali’s] greatness.”
The 28-year-old prefers to fight standing up – a style which is totally different from most martial artists who like it on the floor.
“But I think it’s smoother if we’re all involved. I think we’re all about good business. I’ve done great business with the UFC, with Dana, with everyone. I think it’s smoother if everyone just gets together and we get it involved. But again, everyone’s got to know their place,” McGregor adds.
“There’s Mayweather Promotions, there’s the UFC, and now the newly formed McGregor Promotions, and we’re all in the mix. So that’s what I’m saying.
“Nobody is my boss. I know Floyd likes to say Dana (White) is my boss and this and he decides. Hell no. Nobody decides this.
“If they let people go fight jiu-jitsu tournaments, they can’t stop me going to fight a boxing fight. So obviously it’s smoother to do it all together but look, everyone’s just got to know their place, and everyone does know their place.”
McGregor is patiently waiting for the dream fight which may take place by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
He said: “I’ll tell you what, for $100 million, I’ll sit for another year.
“I’m twitching (from inactivity) sometimes but f*** it, this is historic. Fighting Khabib what-the-f***-his-name-is (Nurmagomedov), Tony Donkey (Ferguson), Jose (Aldo), even (Tyron) Woodley for the third (title), it’s not this. Sometimes you’ve got to be patient with situations and I feel this is one of them.
“Plus, the situation around me, Dee (his partner) is about to have a baby, I’m looking forward to that.
“I’m in a different mindset right now, so I’m happy. Everything seems to just be working perfectly for me, so a little bit of wait is not too bad. I’m OK with it this time, for now.”