UFC Champion Conor McGregor spoke with Adam Glyn recently in New York, Glyn asked McGregor about the recent videos that Floyd Mayweather posted on social media teasing an upcoming MMA Fight in 2018, McGregor responded by saying, “I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent and we have many options, of course the Mayweather fight is there.”
McGregor added by saying that it is time Mayweather steps into a UFC Octagon for real. “If it is [for publicity], it will follow him for the rest of his days. I said I would do it [fight with boxing rules], and I stepped up and I done it. His time now. His go now.”
McGregor also offered his thoughts on what would happen in Mayweather did step into the octagon with him, he stated, “I’d do as I’d please against him inside the Octagon. If he does do it — I know he’s flirting with it — I’d have respect for him. I think it would get his earned respect then if he was to step in. He’s engaging, we’re engaging, so we’ll see.”
In regards to the other options McGregor mentioned as far as opponents for his next fight go; There is Tony Ferguson, a fighter who has a black belt from renowned submissions expert Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, who fights unbeaten wrestler Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April. Most likely the winner of that fight will be next in line to take on McGregor.
Another option is Nate Diaz. This rubbermatch would be a popular choice with many fight fans after their two previous fights did not disappoint.
McGregor also comments on Ronda Rousey’s debut in WWE.
You can watch Conor McGregor’s interview below: