Earlier today, in a Twitter QnA, Conor McGregor gave his response to the fans’ questions for the fighter. Interestingly, Conor also responded to a question about what he would have done differently in his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Previously, Conor took on Mayweather in a super welterweight boxing match in 2017. Although he’s not a boxer, Conor put on an admirable performance against one of the best boxers of all time. Unfortunately, the fight ended in defeat for McGregor, who lost via KO/TKO in the 10th round.
Recently, he has once again opened up about the fight and revealed what he would have done differently. “I’d have people press forward in sparring. Especially in the later rounds. A fresh body pressing forward for the last 4 rounds”. Conor admits that he was not able to cope in the later rounds due to the length of the fight.
I’d have people press forward in sparring. Especially in the later rounds. A fresh body pressing forward for the last 4 rounds. https://t.co/8mv3ZsjI9B
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 9, 2021
As a fighter in the UFC, Conor naturally does not possess the stamina and mindset of a boxer. Fights in the UFC are much shorter, usually 15 or 25 minutes. This is exactly why Conor seemed sharper and livelier in the earlier rounds.
Recently, McGregor has teased a potential return to the sport of boxing in the future including a possible fight against Manny Pacquiao. His last boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2017 drew 4.3 million PPV buys in North America.
When Will Conor McGregor Return to Boxing?
Currently, Conor McGregor is preparing for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier on July 10 at UFC 264. After beating Poirier at UFC 178, ‘The Notorious’ succumbed to a KO/TKO loss in the UFC 257 rematch. As a result, Conor will be keen not to lose, as it would tarnish his legacy as one of the UFC’s greatest.
However, ‘The Notorious’ will definitely be better prepared this time around. Naturally, the fight means a lot to him and will be a career-defining moment for him. As a result, he is taking the fight very seriously and will be looking to prove that come July 10th.
Throughout his career, Conor has shown how he is learning from his losses. Be it Floyd, Nate Diaz, Khabib, or even Dustin, McGregor always learns from his mistakes and comes out a better man each time.
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