Conor McGregor ‘fully expects’ to box again

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UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter Conor McGregor gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. McGregor announced that he will fight an undisclosed opponent with the event expected to happen in Las Vegas, USA, in January 2020. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

MANILA, Philippines—Conor McGregor had a successful return to the UFC when he knocked out Donald Cerrone in just the first round, but the former two-division World champion hasn’t ruled out a return to boxing.

According to Bleacher Report, McGregor said he’s “willing to fight anyone.”

“I look for a good scrap, and if it isn’t going to be that, I have no interest… the money is not why I do this,” said McGregor in the report. “I am a very rich man, and my children, and those that come after them will be just fine.”

McGregor has just one fight in his boxing career which resulted in a technical knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

A second fight against Mayweather was a possibility for McGregor who said in past interviews that he’d also like to fight WBA welterweight World champion Manny Pacquiao or even settle the grudge with former sparring partner Pauli Malignaggi.

“I love the fight game. I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today,” said McGregor.

“I will be in the Octagon soon and fully expect to box again. You will need to stay tuned, but trust me—the fans will enjoy. Giving them what they want and entertaining them is more important to me.”

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