Conor McGregor (UFC Record- 22-6-0) is one of the top fighters in the world of combat sports. He made history as the first fighter to hold UFC championships in two different weight classes. The Irish fighter is a former featherweight and lightweight champion.
In the UFC world, he has made headlines many times because of his outspoken personality. And he has done something similar again. It was back in 2021 when he was last witnessed in the octagon. He lost the bout against Dustin Poirier and suffered a leg injury. Since then, the 5ft 9in fighter was on the road to recovery.
Earlier this year, fans anticipated his return to the UFC. However, there was a roadblock as he hadn’t registered with the USADA drug testing pool. But finally, Conor McGregor is officially back, and fans can look forward to his octagon return. While there have been rumors of a potential bout with Michael Chandler, McGregor has expressed a strong desire for something quite unexpected.
Conor McGregor on Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez… pic.twitter.com/NW6MHWi38f
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 17, 2023
The Notorious wants a rematch with the undefeated boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Boxing Record- 50-0). In a recent X post, McGregor wrote, “One of the greatest performances in Professional Boxing this was. I landed more shots on Floyd than Canelo. I’d love another go.”
In his post, McGregor praised Mayweather’s performance. Moreover, he mocked Canelo Alvarez’s (Boxing Record- 60-2-2) performance by claiming he landed more shots on Mayweather than Canelo Alvarez did.
To fans who are unaware, the Irish fighter compared his bout with the boxing legend to Mayweather vs. Canelo, another highly-anticipated bout. After Conor McGregor’s latest post, fans await a response from either Floyd Mayweather or Canelo Alvarez.
What happened in Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a boxing GOAT in the world of professional boxing. He had an undefeated record where he won all 50 fights which he fought. The 5ft 8in Mayweather showed his skill across five different weight divisions and was known as the best defensive boxer. He retired from boxing back in 2017.
After having a look at Mayweather’s track record, it’s easy to understand that he emerged victorious in front of both Conor McGregor and Canelo Alvarez. The clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Álvarez took place on September 14, 2013. After twelve rounds of intense action, Mayweather secured the victory with a majority decision.
Later, on August 26, 2017, Mayweather faced off against the Notorious. The bout was scheduled for twelve rounds and went down in history for recording the second-highest pay-per-view buy rate ever. Ultimately, Mayweather claimed victory, ending the fight by technical knockout in the 10th round.
Though it seems impossible for McGregor and Mayweather to meet in the ring again, fans can’t help but wonder what would happen if these two fighters faced each other again.