Conor McGregor reacts to Mike Tyson’s praise, promises Mayweather rematch
Mike Tyson recently showered praise on Conor McGregor over how the MMA legend performed in a boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr., and “The Notorious” unsurprisingly appreciated the kind words from “Iron Mike.”
McGregor ultimately came up short in his bid to transition from the Octagon to the ring, losing by TKO in 10 rounds in a bout that was dubbed “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History.”
Despite the loss, Tyson was left impressed by the moxie McGregor showed against one of the greatest boxers of all time.
“He [McGregor] never really had a boxing match in his life, right?” Tyson said on the latest “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast.
“He went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter in the last 100 years of boxing. He went 10 rounds, scored punches on the greatest fighter in the last 100 years.
“Did he do something? Did he accomplish something? People should look who he had the fight against and look what he did when he fought against him.”
McGregor quickly surfaced on Twitter to pay his respects to perhaps the most intimidating fighter of all time, regardless of discipline. More interestingly, McGregor guaranteed a Mayweather rematch.
Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 15, 2020
I promise my life on it.
It is great to see you back Iron Mike https://t.co/NDrVnEaukm
McGregor alluded to one incredibly intriguing storyline that has surfaced of late in the world of boxing. Tyson has been teasing a potential comeback to the ring in some capacity at the age of 53, and footage he has been sharing of recent workouts are a testament to how he still possesses lethal pugilistic talents.
I’m a Bad Boy for Life. Watch #BadBoysforLife now on DVD Blueray @realmartymar #willsmith #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet pic.twitter.com/R9Zmz19GFm— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
There also has been no shortage of incredibly lucrative offers coming Tyson’s way amid his supposed comeback attempt, although one of his A-list pals is campaigning against a return to the ring for the former heavyweight champ.
Meanwhile, McGregor continues to pursue a potential rematch with Mayweather, but the “retired” boxer doesn’t seem all that interested. Then again, never say never when it comes to Mayweather, and if the money is right, there’s always a chance he’d at least consider stepping into the ring again with McGregor.