Conor McGregor has excited sport fans after vowing he will beat the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in their ‘rematch’, putting more fuel to the fire he could make another crossover to boxing.
Mayweather defeated the Irishman and extended his record to 50-0 in the fight everyone was talking about back in 2017.
McGregor, having never fought professionally in the ring, lasted 10 rounds with Mayweather before losing via TKO.
While some criticised the event for being an event, rather than an actual fight, Mike Tyson thinks differently.
Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 15, 2020
I promise my life on it.
It is great to see you back Iron Mike ❤️ https://t.co/NDrVnEaukm
When asked about McGregor, Tyson shut down other opinions and was adamant the Irishman should be lauded for his in-ring performance.
“Listen, he went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter of the last 100 years of boxing...scored punches,” Tyson said.
“Look what he had to fight against and look what he did when he fought against it.”
McGregor alludes to Mayweather rematch
McGregor then stunned fans inferring a rematch was going to happen and he was going to solve the ‘Mayweather puzzle’.
“Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd,” he wrote.
“I promise my life on it. It is great to see you back Iron Mike.”
But before any return to boxing, it appears McGregor wants to retain his UFC momentum.
McGregor decided to vent his feelings on Twitter after hitting send on seven posts that opined on UFC 249 without fans, the results in the lightweight division and his rival Nurmagomedov, among other things.
McGregor went of a few tangents but confirmed that he’s ready to make a return to the octagon even if fans aren’t able to attend - insisting he wants a crack at interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC).