UFC superstar Conor McGregor may currently be sidelined with the upcoming birth of his firstborn son, however the UFC lightweight champion has continued to have his name tied to a boxing superfight with Floyd Mayweather.
While the fight certainly is not official at the present time, McGregor recently revealed to media members at the Madison Square Garden that the fight was ‘very close’:
“I’m the boxing guy, watch me take over boxing. Trust me on that. No one in this boxing game knows what’s coming, trust me on that, when I step in there I’m going to shock the whole god damn world. Trust me on that! Look me in the eyes, 28 years of age, confident as a motherfucker. Long, range-y, dangerous with every hand, trust me I’m going to stop Floyd. You’re all going to eat your words. The whole world is going to eat their words. I’m out of here…I am boxing!”
“Fuck Floyd, trust me, this whole boxing world don’t know what they’re going to see when I roll in here. I’m unpredictable, no one knows what they’re in for. Everybody is writing me off, everyone has this little…they’re gonna be in shock, make no mistake about it. I’m ready, I look forward to it, I’m excited, I’m prepared. We’re very close to inking it. I’m not gonna say no more, we’re very close to inking it, that’s it.”
With all of that being said, there has been no further word as to the status of the fight, leading many to question whether or not a fight would be made official between the two. In the meantime, a fan-made breakdown of the fight has received a lot of attention for its detail and analysis of all aspects of the potential showdown.
Check it out above!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/29/2017.