Speaking to TMZ in New York on Friday night ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor made it clear that he does not see himself returning to boxing in his next fight.
Asked about his intentions for the future and a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao, the UFC champion said what every McGregor fan has been waiting to hear declaring that he wants to make his return to mixed martial arts.
“I think a true fight is what I want to do next. A real fight. What’s a real fight? MMA next.”
Rumours of a potential bout with Manny Pacquiao have intensified in recent weeks but, with McGregor specifically stating that he wants to make his return to MMA when asked about the potential fight, fans are now rejoicing as they await news of the Irishman’s UFC comeback.
Meanwhile, Dana White has also spoken out about the growing speculation regarding another boxing bout involving McGregor, stating in no uncertain terms that the lightweight champion will not be boxing again.
Check out some of the joyous reaction to McGregor’s MMA declaration below…
— Ayat (@PersianAyat) December 16, 2017
Thank you!!! Please no more boxing.
— Jimmy Utah (@PointBroke) December 16, 2017
can’t wait to see this walk again in the octagon ? pic.twitter.com/fyn8mLLPvY
— Anand Sachdev (Aarush-SRK) (@SRKAarush) December 16, 2017
The King Is Back
— KungFuKennyTDE (@NoFlyZone970) December 16, 2017
Ferguson or @BlessedMMA are the best fight options.
— Tony M. (@Nemesis021) December 16, 2017
— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) December 16, 2017