Conor McGregor Ready for Rematch Against Floyd Mayweather: ‘I Know I Would Win’

Conor McGregor is more than willing to put on the gloves for another match against Floyd Mayweather.

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Although he's retired from the UFC, Conor McGregor has let it be known that he's willing to put on the gloves for another match against Floyd Mayweather.

During Saturday's episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast—embedded above—McGregor stated that he's ready for a potential rematch against Mayweather because he's confident he'd give the boxer his first professional loss. 

"I would like to rematch him under boxing rules, again," McGregor told Robinson. "And I believe I would win. Actually, there I go again with that fake humbleness. I know I would win."

Despite his current confidence, their initial fight did not end well for McGregor. Throughout the 2017 bout, Mayweather toyed with his unskilled opponent before turning on the heat and forcing the referee to stop the match in the 10th round. Yet, McGregor doesn't see the fight as Floyd playing his usual cat-and-mouse game. The UFC icon actually feels like he was winning in the earlier rounds.

"When I went into the fight in the early rounds I was whooping him in the early rounds," McGregor explained. "I went back to my corner after the first round and I said, 'This is easy!'" 

McGregor's reasoning is that Mayweather switched his fighting technique midway through the match to a style he never used before. Instead of looking at it as Floyd using him as practice, McGregor thinks his aggressiveness forced the change. 

"He never fought like that in his entire career, but he was forced to fight that way because he was getting beaten," he continued. "The approach caught me off guard. I was not prepared for it, I was not used to it...and he walked me down and ended up getting the stoppage."

McGregor is now added to the list of fighters that want to entice the semi-retired Mayweather back into the ring. This includes one of Floyd's biggest rivals, Manny Pacquiao. On several occasions, Pacquiao has voiced his desire to avenge his loss against Mayweather before they both hang up their gloves. This has created so much anticipation that Adrien Broner blamed the hype for Mayweather-Pacquiao II as the motive behind his loss to Manny. 

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