Top heavyweight contender Tyson Fury is supporting Conor McGregor's potential return to the sport of boxing.
The UFC superstar made his boxing debut in August of 2017, when he was stopped by Floyd Mayweather in ten rounds. The contest was a mega-event on a worldwide scale, with over 4 million pay-per-view purchases in the United States alone.
McGregor made his long awaited return to the UFC's octagon on Saturday night, when he demolished Donald Cerrone in only 40 seconds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In the last few weeks, McGregor has been discussing a return to the sport of boxing - and he wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather and a showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather, immediately after McGregor's big win on Saturday, took to social media to begin teasing the possibility of a rematch.
Speaking to an MMA Show on ESPN Radio, Fury embraced the idea of McGregor coming back to boxing.
"If he wants to be a boxer, if he wants to do boxing, do it," Fury said. "I thought he'd done quite well against Floyd Mayweather. He'd done as good as anybody else has done, really. He was catching Mayweather with some good shots.
"I think it's great for boxing and great for combat sports. If McGregor fights Pacquiao or Mayweather, it creates a big show in Las Vegas. It gives people the opportunity to come out and get involved in the entertainment and action. It creates jobs for people. It brings money to Las Vegas, money to America. It brings tourism to the country. I think it's very, very good for sports in general.
"I'd like to see it, because it's what people want to do with their lives. Who am I, who are you or who is anybody to say someone shouldn't do what they want to do in their life?"