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Conor McGregor Wants a Rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Denies Sexual Assault Claims

January 13, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Conor McGregor is looking for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather and has denied the claims of sexual assault against him in a new interview with Ariel Helwani. McGregor appeared on Helwani’s MMA Show to discuss his upcoming fight this weekend against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 and touched on a range of topics, including a rematch of the August 2017 boxing match with Mayweather and the allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in his home country in Ireland.

The highlights are below per ESPN, along with the full video:

On wanting a rematch with Floyd Mayweather: “I’d like to rematch Floyd. 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.”

On enjoying his first fight with Mayweather: “It was a great, great experience, and, you know, I look forward to doing it again. It’s going to happen again.”

On a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao: “There was an offer made on [a Pacquiao bout]…not just yet.”

On not being properly prepared for Khabib Nurmagomedov in their first fight: “I was drinking all bleeding fight week the last time … I just had this venom in me or something. I don’t know why. I had people holed up in a hotel, from that part of the world [Dagestan.] And I would ring and arrange a fight. So they come from the hotel down to the gym and have a full-blown fight, no head guard. I’d win. You know, we’d have a war and I’d win and I’d knock the guy out. And then I’d go off and celebrate, and then I’d come back in three days.”

On fixing things for his training camp for UFC 246: “I’ve made mistakes. And, you know, I’ve been man enough to admit them and correct them. And that’s what I’ve done. I mean, I might not be perfect, right? But with a good sleep and a full belly, I’m damn close.”

On looking forward to the UFC 246 fight: “Very excited to see how it unfolds. They think I’m toast, but I’m still the bread.”

Conor McGregor on if he can 100% deny the allegations of sexual assault against him: “Yes, f—ing hell … come on, seriously Time, please, that’s all. Time will reveal all, time will tell all. And then that’s it.”