Conor McGregor has given his thoughts on the UFC 280 main event but just laughed when asked about Floyd Mayweather’s next fight.
‘Notorious’ has been out of action since he fractured his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 last summer and fans will hope he makes his return to action in early 2023.
On Tuesday evening, McGregor answered some questions on Twitter where he claimed he is eyeing a move to welterweight for his first fight back.
He then looked ahead to the UFC’s next numbered event.
On October 22, the vacant lightweight will be on the line when the recently stripped former champion, Charles Oliveira, takes on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s prodigy, Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.
In the eyes of many, the latest UFC pay-per-view main event is a pick-em fight, but the former dual-weight champion only sees one winner and it’s Oliveira.
“Olly and easily,” McGregor replied when asked to predict the result before declaring he’d knockout ‘Do Bronx’ if they ever fought.
As talk turned to Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming fight with YouTuber Deji, McGregor refused to give a prediction for the November 13 exhibition bout and simply laughed when asked for his opinion on the match-up.
‘Notorious’ made his boxing debut back in 2017 against Mayweather in ‘The Money Fight’ which remains one of the most successful pay-per-view events of all time.
The MMA fighter started well against arguably the best boxer of his generation before gassing out and being stopped on his feet in 10 rounds.
Since going 50-0 against McGregor and retiring, Mayweather has participated in a series of exhibition contests against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, social media star Logan Paul, his former sparring partner Don Moore and most recently MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura.
‘The Best Ever’ recently claimed that a 2023 rematch with McGregor is in play, but his long-time rival insisted he is ‘not interested’ before Mayweather officially announced he will face KSI’s brother next month.