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Conor McGregor 2019: UFC Star Calls Out Floyd Mayweather Again; Keith Thurman Challenges Irishman to a Boxing Match
Conor McGregor has once again called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an attempt to land a sequel match following their uninspiring fight in August 2017. In an interview with Tony Robbins, the UFC star said that he didn’t lose that fight but was merely outsmarted by “Pretty Boy” when the undefeated boxer altered his approach, MMA Fighting reported.
“Now you’ve got to respect that. That’s what a crafty veteran can do. He can switch his style. He switched it to that old Mexican boxing style,” Conor McGregor said. “He never fought like that in his entire career. He was forced to fight that way cause he was getting beaten when he was fighting his old way.”
While Floyd Mayweather Jr. has yet to respond from Conor McGregor’s statements, Mayweather CEO Leonard Ellerbe did. Ellerbe said although he hasn’t discussed the possibility with his boss, he’s convinced that “Money” would undoubtedly agree for a rematch.
Meanwhile, in the UFC division, Conor McGregor is also itching to get his rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov. And similar to the Mayweather match, the Irishman got completely dominated inside the octagon, with “The Eagle” controlling the flow of the fight from the first round.
While of these unfold, Keith Thurman has also entered the narrative when he called out Conor McGregor last week. Before that could take place, however, Thurman will still need to win his match against the fighting senator Manny Pacquiao. The two are slated to collide on July 20.
Thurman is currently a slight favorite to win that match, although there are several factors that hint Pacquiao might pull an upset. Returning to Thurman’s challenge, Conor McGregor hasn’t responded to the undefeated boxer although it’s expected that he’s going to speak his mind on the matter judging by his previous behavior. McGregor currently doesn’t have any fight slated in the coming months, and it’s unlikely that Mayweather will fight him this year as the boxer’s schedule is booked for several exhibition matches.
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