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McGregor Plans To Continue Boxing Career Beyond Mayweather

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is planning to continue his career as a boxer, beyond the upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

If McGregor plans to fight the same way he worked out for the media on Friday at UFC’s exquisite headquarters in southwest Las Vegas, Mayweather shouldn’t have any problem improving to 50-0.

The 29-year-old Irishman simulated a 12-round boxing match by dancing around punching bags for roughly 47 minutes, at times looking like an out-of-sync boxer with wide swings that left his guard down, awkward combinations and unnecessary shuffling. Other times he looked like an MMA fighter eager to charge his opponent, something he obviously can’t do in a boxing match.

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But with as much hype and promotion being thrown into the ring with both fighters, McGregor left plenty of intrigue and insists he didn’t show half the boxing skills he honed has a youth in Ireland, simply teasing anyone in attendance and everyone else who may have tuned into any livestreaming on social media.

The 29-year-old Irishman insists nothing has changed in his training, other than the fact he can’t use his legs or take his opponent to the ground, and he’s the same hard-working fighter that won two Ultimate Fighting Championship titles.

McGregor could make anywhere from $75 to $100 million for the Mayweather bout - which is by far his highest payday - and may influence future boxing outings.

“I love the sport of boxing. Boxing has been dear to my heart my whole, entire life. I will contend in boxing bouts going forward, and I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward. I will rule both with an iron fist, and that’s where my mindset is," McGregor said.

“I will have fun. I like it over this side. It’s good. The buildup is good, the preparation is good, I love the sport of boxing, I love the sport of mixed martial arts. I just love fighting. So wherever there’s a fight, you’ll see me.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 08-15-2017

[QUOTE=War Dinamita;17950294]They're not releasing **** because they know it's not true.[/quote] LOL dude you are missing the point. They aren't releasing it if its not true or is true cuz it'd be stupid to release your sparring video before a…

Comment by War Dinamita on 08-15-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17950114]So you'd release a 36 minute tape of your sparring which no one gots a clue as to your strategy or style so that your opponent in 2 weeks could see it along with the world at large just…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=War Dinamita;17949834]If he really did beat up Paulie then he would've released the entire video instead of releasing 45 secs of a 36 min video.[/QUOTE] So you'd release a 36 minute tape of your sparring which no one gots a…

Comment by War Dinamita on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17947468]Well he's actually said he f#cked up Paulie's sh^t so its not a sellable fight I'd argue. The first presser question is if you beat up Paulie in sparring why do you wanna fight him now? And the second…

Comment by b morph on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=thack;17945156]He'll rethink this in a couple of weeks .......is it over yet![/QUOTE] I don't agree with that notion. With the amount of money he'll make from this one fight, even if he gets embarrassed he'll still be able to make…

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