Conor McGregor Can See The Future And It's All Fury, Boxing And Belts

'The Notorious' returns to UFC to fight American Donald 'The Cowboy' Cerrone
10:59, 16 Jan 2020

Conor McGregor has insisted he will be a boxing champion one day.

The UFC superstar swapped the MMA octagon for the boxing ring to take on undefeated Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and suffered a 10th round knockout.

However, McGregor is determined to make the switch one day and make it to the top.

"I will secure a world title in Boxing,” he told BT Sport ahead of his return to UFC this weekend, when he faces American Donald 'The Cowboy' Cerrone.

“I'll have to go through all the weight divisions and check out all the champions and see who holds the titles in the divisions. 

“Thankfully boxing has so many world titles you can just pick and choose. I'm immersed in what I'm doing right now, but boxing is an aspiration of mine and an aspiration I will achieve."

The Boxing-UFC crossover is a serious possibility for one Tyson Fury too. 

Preparing to take on Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on February 22, the heavyweight had previously claimed McGregor had offered to help him out with the switch but it seems that wasn’t the case.

"I know Tyson's been talking about it a lot, me and him spoke and I said that I would train him,” he said. “I'd never spoken to Tyson in my life, but it's not a bad little story so I let it roll. 

“Tyson's a good man, I like Tyson. He's a great boxer, a phenomenal boxer, probably the best natural boxer in the heavyweight division at this time. So who knows. 

“I found it funny he said we'd hugged and all this (laughing), I've never spoken to Tyson in my life. He's a mad man, Tyson. It'll be cool that he's going to be there (at 246)."

McGregor is confident Fury will see through with his ambition to fight MMA and has offered him his services for real.

“I don't think he's just saying he would do it, then not do it like a lot of them do, I say Tyson probably would do it in time,” said the 31-year-old.

“Maybe we could set something up, I'm not going to be holding mitts for him or anything, but if he wanted to be trained by me or even educated by me, I'd need to see him in certain positions or situations. 

“I need to see him spar a heavyweight. I need to see him deal with the leg kicks. I'd need to see him in the bottom position and then I'd assess that and off he'd go. That would be something I could do for Tyson.”

Clearly a big fan, McGregor has backed Fury to reign supreme in his bout next month.

"He's (Fury) got a good, tough fight with Deontay Wilder, he's a powerful guy, but if he keeps his mind strong, keeps his playfulness in there, keeps his sharpness and his elusiveness, he can do the job."