Conor McGregor's next fight is fast approaching. Though he hasn't been in the Octagon since November 2016, and hasn't fought since August 2017, he'll return to fight UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6.
McGregor's last fight, of course, occurred in the boxing ring, in the pay-per-view blowout showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Though Mayweather ended up winning via TKO in the 10th round, McGregor surpassed most fans' expectations.
Heading into Conor's fight with Khabib at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Mayweather provided a scouting report in an interview with TMZ. "Conor's not gonna back down and he's not a scared fighter at all, win, lose or draw," Mayweather said in Atlantic City. He added that McGregor is "gonna come to fight."
Mayweather wasn't hip to Khabib, so he opted against giving a prediction. "I don't really have a prediction because I've never seen the guy fight that's facing Conor McGregor—from what I know he's a hell of a guy that's on the ground—hell of a grappler—and he can wrestle," Floyd said. "But the fans want to see you stand up and fight. That's what the fans like to see. But Conor McGregor, he's a tough competitor. Like I said before, Conor McGregor's not gonna back down from anyone, he's not scared, he's a warrior."
Mayweather also invited Conor to train at his home gym in Las Vegas. Looks like the rivalry, which really heated up during their pre-fight promotional tour, has simmered down.
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