KEY POINTS

  • Conor McGregor confident that he can convince Floyd Mayweather for a rematch
  • McGregor claims a fight with Manny Pacquiao will also possible
  • McGregor plans to face all the fighters who calls him out

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is confident that he could convince Floyd Mayweather for a rematch and claims that a fight against Manny Pacquiao is likely to happen in the future.

The MMA world was thrilled after McGregor finally announced his return. He will be welcomed by Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 246 and it is already one of the most talked about fights this year. However, as the fight approaches, “The Notorious” revealed that he also has his eyes set at big money fights such as Mayweather rematch and superfight with Pacquiao.

In a recent interview with ESPN, the former two-division champ expressed his desire to have a second showdown with Mayweather. Aside from being confident that he could talk the undefeated boxer into a rematch, McGregor also stated that Mayweather could fight anybody else in the business but a fight with him is totally different.

“I’d like to rematch Floyd,” McGregor told Ariel Helwani of ESPN MMA.

“I think we should rematch Floyd. I mean, he’s flirting with it. He can go and pick someone else, (but) it’s not gonna be the same. It was a great, great experience, and, you know, I look forward to doing it again. It’s going to happen again,” McGregor added.

What’s even more surprising was that McGregor also wants a piece of the Filipino legend Pacquiao. According to McGregor, an agreement nearly took place in the past and it is likely to happen again now.

“We were actually close to signing Manny (Pacquiao). There was an offer made,” he said.

When asked whether a fight with Pacquiao is still a possibility, the UFC star replied with confidence, “very much so.”

Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao beat Adrien Broner on Saturday night to retain his WBA welterweight title. In this picture, Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 19, 2019. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

From the look of how things are going, it appears that McGregor is planning to fight as many fighters as possible. After revealing the reason why he chose to fight Cerrone, McGregor vowed to face all the fighters who have been calling his name out.

“Me and Donald have had a history for a while, right, and I did say I’d fight him,” McGregor explained to "The Mac Life" when asked how the Cowboy fight came together.

“If you look at the list of call outs or the people that I’ve engaged with, Donald was probably was one of the first ones. So he’s first on the list, and that’s it. I’ll get to every single one of them also,” McGregor added.

McGregor hasn’t fought in a boxing ring since his fight with Mayweather, and hasn’t appeared in the octagon since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6, 2018 at UFC 229. The 31-year-old will return Saturday night when he faces “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246.

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Gennady Golovkin believes if the roles were reversed, Floyd Mayweather would not fare well in the octagon. In this picture, Mayweather Jr. (R) avoids a punch from Conor McGregor in the first round of their super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 26, 2017. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images