Boxing champion Regis Prograis has issued a challenge to Conor McGregor, this after ‘Notorious’ called out his manager Mark Wahlberg.
Regis Prograis, who holds the WBA light welterweight title and sports a perfect professional record of 24-0 (20 KO’s), took offense to McGregor’s call out of the actor, who just so happens to be his co-manager.
Conor McGregor had recently taken to Twitter where he called out the famous Hollywood celebrity.
I challenge Mark Walhberg on the very same card.
Back when mark wahlberg was marky mark, I’d’ve still slapped the ears off him and took my ufc shares back.#Shares #Streams #Dazn #Espn
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 10, 2019
“I challenge Mark Walhberg on the very same card.” McGregor declared. “Back when Mark Wahlberg was marky mark, I’d’ve still slapped the ears off him and took my UFC shares back. #Shares #Streams #Dazn #Espn McGregor Sports and Entertainment.”
The 30-year-old, Prograis, responded on Instagram where he proceeded to challenge Conor McGregor. Not only did Regis say he would fight McGregor inside of the ring, he also said he would do a second bout inside of the octagon, where he would still “whoop his ass”.
“Conor McGregor don’t call out an actor if you’re a real fighter,” wrote Prograis on Instagram. “Matter of fact, don’t call out my manager. I’m probably the only world boxing champ who would fight in the ring and in octagon.”
Conor McGregor has not competed professionally inside of the ring since suffering a tenth-round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather in what served as his boxing debut.
The Irishman most recently stepped foot in the octagon this past October at UFC 229, where he suffered a fourth round submission loss to undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The return of Conor McGregor to the UFC apparently hinges on new contract negotiations that surround the promotions new pay-per-view deal with ESPN.
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