Conor McGregor aims to face Floyd Mayweather’s former opponents
UFC champion Conor McGregor will be making his boxing debut at some point soon after stating his intention to take on some of Floyd Mayweather’s old foes.
The 28 year-old recently obtained a California State Athletic Commission license as the Irishman bids to make a successful transition from MMA to Queensberry Rules in a money making venture.
McGregor has already called out ex-pound for pound king Mayweather whilst in return has ex-title holders Chris Van Heerden and Paulie Malignaggi targeting him for a debut in the sport.
Speaking at an appearance at The Devenish in Belfast, McGregor gave some indication of what his immediate plans are.
“There’s a lot to lose for them (Mayweather’s team), so that’s why they’re scrambling. But that’s okay, I’ll leave them scrambling,” said McGregor.
“I’ve got some other boxing opportunities and potential opponents in mind. Some of previous Floyd opponents. They can bring in anyone in the game. We’ll see what happens.”
A fight against Malignaggi, one of the old guard but still on an even keel thanks to three wins in a row, would be a tasty first match-up for McGregor, although the Italian-American has never shared the ring with Mayweather.
The likes of Robert Guerrero, Andre Berto and even Manny Pacquiao could then be on McGregor’s radar as UFC boss Dana White contemplates potentially losing his prized asset to boxing.