Conor McGregor spoke in front of a packed crowd in Manchester on Saturday night as the Irishman confirmed a cross-code fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the cards in the next twelve months or so.
Greeted by 5,000 fans for a Q and A session with Ariel Helwani, McGregor opened up on the Mayweather clash as ‘The Notorious prepares to trade the octagon for the squared circle for his very next outing.
“I’m going to go to Las Vegas, get my boxing license and they’ll we see where the f*** Floyd’s at,” said McGregor. “I have my eyes on one thing and that’s Floyd Mayweather.
“It’s the fight I want. I’ve got the reach. I’ve got the youth. You can’t prepare for a style like me. I am enjoying the little games we’re playing the back and forth. Let’s give the fans what they want.”
On what the bout could be worth after Mayweather offered him a paltry $15m, McGregor said: “I believe this is the first billion fight. I think it will happen at the end of this year or the start of next year.
“I believe the next time I step into a combat arena will be through the ropes with 10oz gloves on,” he added.
Without Mayweather, a possible third fight with Nate Diaz, with whom McGregor broke UFC Pay-Per-View record fighting twice in 2016, has been spoken about, whilst Tyron Woodley has called out the 27 year-old on more than one occasion.
“Me and Nate will throw down again. It’s one apiece, we will finish it off,” stated McGregor before addressing Woodley: “I would slap Woodley around and take that welterweight belt.”