Conor McGregor responds to Mike Tyson video and ‘promises on my life’ he will beat Floyd Mayweather in rematch

Conor McGregor has promised Mike Tyson he will beat Floyd Mayweather in their ‘inevitable rematch’.

The former two-weight UFC champion was responding to a clip from Tyson’s podcast, which was posted on Twitter showing ‘Iron Mike’ praising McGregor for his boxing debut.

In 2017, the Irishman lost to Mayweather in his first, and only, professional boxing match.

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McGregor briefly quit MMA in order to try his hand at boxing and went toe-to-toe with Mayweather, widely considered to be the best ever with an unbeaten record of 50-0
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“He never really had a boxing match in his life, right. He went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter in the last 100 years of boxing,” Tyson said.

“He went 10 rounds, scored punches on the greatest boxer 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 responded on social media and wrote: “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. I promise my life on it.

“It’s great to see you back Iron Mike.”

While McGregor may be chasing a rematch with Mayweather, it is far more likely we will see him back in the octagon sooner.

He has spoken of his desire to participate on Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’, the infrastructure of which is being built right now as a way to avoid any coronavirus-related problems.

It will likely not be for the UFC lightweight title, though, as Justin Gaethje is being lined-up as Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next opponent.

Tyson himself has promised a return to the boxing ring at the age of 53.

The former world heavyweight champion has been getting in shape ahead of a promised comeback and could face a trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield.


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