Conor McGregor vows to return to boxing after Floyd Mayweather defeat and promises announcement ‘soon’ on UFC future

Conor McGregor has admitted he could make a sensational return to boxing after revealing he receives lucrative offers weekly.

The Notorious made his debut in the squared circle back in August 2017 against Floyd Mayweather, suffering a tenth-round stoppage defeat in Las Vegas.

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Conor McGregor is ready to return to the world of combat sports

After a 14-month break from all combat sports, McGregor then challenged nemesis and UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but was again unsuccessful.

Despite the setbacks, McGregor has now revealed he could return to boxing in the future.

Speaking to Complex Sports on his chances of stepping back inside the ring, he said: “Never say never, but right now I’m focusing on my family, MMA training, Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey, and several other business ventures.

“I will surely box again, but timing is not determined by me now.”

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The Irishman was unsuccessful in his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather

When asked who he would love to face, he added: “That is a very good question. Time will tell. We get requests and offers every week, as everyone would love a ‘red panty’ night with me so they can line their pockets with cash.

“For me, I already have the money, so we fight now for the love of the game. Money is important but not the key driver for me.”

The Irishman is serving a six-month suspension for his part in the ensuing brawl following his loss to Nurmagomedov in October.

With Donald Cerrone, Al Iaquinta and even welterweight Darren Till calling out the 30-year-old, there are no shortage of suitors for a knock with the Notorious.

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McGregor is the first UFC fighter in history to hold two belts simultaneously

And the former two-weight world champion teased fans by revealing he hopes to make an announcement on his future soon.

“I have been training and am ready to step back in the Octagon,” he added ahead of his suspension coming to an end on April 6.

“My fans are ready, and I hope to share an announcement soon.”

While also adding: “Right now, I’m focused on my training to get back into the Octagon. I can’t tell you how soon that will be, but I can tell you I am ready and don’t hold your breath.”

Asked whether his next fight would be a rematch against Khabib, he said: “Not quite sure at this moment who my next opponent will be.

“I will be prepared for anything Dana White and the UFC throw at me.”

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