While UFC President Dana White maintains that a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Maywather will never happen, that hasn’t stopped both men from taking shots at one another in interviews in the media.
Following Conor McGregor’s UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez that saw the Irish superstar claim the lightweight championship, McGregor and Mayweather began to send shots at one another in the media. This led to McGregor even going as far as to get his boxing license in California, stating in interviews that he was looking into taking other boxing fights in the meantime to prepare himself for a match with Mayweather.
Despite that, UFC President Dana White recently stated that a boxing match between the two would “never” happen. That didn’t stop Conor McGregor from taking a shot at Mayweather on social media however:
Following his win over Alvarez, McGregor revealed that he would be taking some time off from fighting due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn child in May. This week however, McGregor revealed that his ‘break’ very well could just be a Christmas break, and he could be returning to the Octagon in 2017 before the birth of his child in May.
“I know Dana has been on record being like, ’10 months, he’s taking 10 months off.’ Where did you [get] 10 months? Originally I thought the baby was being born in March and then it was May so maybe I could get in another [fight]. I’m weighing up my options. I’m ready for anything.”
“I did say I was going to take a break, but a Christmas break,” McGregor continued. “The holidays, at least give me the holidays off. We’ll see what happens in the future.”
That was followed up by UFC President Dana White revealing that Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov could very well take place in Russia as McGregor’s first lightweight title defense.
Only time will tell whether McGregor will return to the Octagon soon, or whether he will ever step into the boxing ring to fight Floyd Maywetaher.