Conor McGregor has been accused by some, including his biggest rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, of ducking opponents and deliberately picking easier fights, but in a new interview he has hit back against that and has claimed that he’s willing to fight anyone.
“What the fans, and frankly the fighters, don’t want is a dull fight or a dull lead up to a fight,” McGregor told Bleacher Report. “I enjoy every aspect, and the fans deserve to see and hear the real me. I am very passionate and eager to please the fans and win for them and my family. I am willing to fight anyone and have proved that time and time again. I look for a good scrap, and if it isn’t going to be that, I have no interest.
” … The money is not why I do this. I am a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine. I love the fight game. I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today.”
With that in mind, McGregor has vowed to return to fight in the UFC sooner rather than later, while also indicating that he still intends to return to trying his hand at boxing as well.
“I will be in the Octagon again soon and fully expect to box again. You will need to stay tuned, but trust me—the fans will enjoy. Giving them what they want and entertaining them is important to me.”