In an interview with GQ Magazine this week, UFC star Conor McGregor discussed his career as a two-weight world champion, his values and a possible super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Below, McGregor talks about his chances of victory should he seal a fight with Mayweather in the next few weeks.
“He’s not been fighting for 40 years. He’s been boxing for 40 years. There’s a big difference between boxing and fighting. Boxing is limited fighting with a specific rule set. Fighting is true, where you can do anything,” McGregor told Zach Baron.
“We’re talking about boxing. That’s it. But again, age waits for no man. He’s 40 years of age. He’s a little…he’s got a little head on him. Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head. I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I’m stating facts. If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers. You understand that? If I crack that little head of his, it’s gonna go clean off his shoulders and up into the bleachers.”
“I mean, that’s the one (fight) that everyone wants, that’s the one that makes the most sense. But I’ve no problem going and slapping the head off one of his opponents that he couldn’t finish. All he does is decisions. He can never stop them.
“So all I have to do is pick some schmuck out that he only could decision, bounce the left hand off his dome, sleep him, and then there you go: It’s already done.”
In other news regarding the fight, McGregor’s Las Vegas boxing license decision has been delayed after a meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The NSAC exclusively told WBN: “Today (Feb 14), mixed martial artist Conor McGregor met with Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman Anthony A. Marnell III and Executive Director Bob Bennett regarding a possible rehearing of McGregor’s prior order arising out of his conduct during a UFC 202 press conference on August 17, 2016,” the NSAC exclusively told World Boxing News regarding the Valentine’s Day gathering.
“After a very cordial and productive meeting with McGregor, Chairman Marnell agreed to place the request for rehearing on the agenda of the Commission’s March 22, 2017 meeting.
“During the hearing on McGregor’s request, Chairman Marnell and Executive Director Bennett will recommend that the Commission grants a rehearing on the prior order.”