Conor McGregor should leave UFC and become a full-time boxer, according to legendary fighter George Foreman … because he insists the Irishman beat Manny Pacquiao if they meet in the ring
- Conor McGregor has now lost two of his last three fights in the UFC octagon
- He hasn’t fought in the boxing ring since losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2017
- But George Foreman insists the Irishman should put his only focus on boxing
- Foreman added that McGregor could beat even the best Manny Pacquiao ever
Conor McGregor has been urged to quit MMA and turn his only focus on boxing by legendary fighter George Foreman.
Irishman McGregor has only fought in a professional boxing fight once, losing through a 10th-round break to undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017 in Las Vegas.
But after coming second on his return to the UFC octagon against Dustin Poirier last month, McGregor has yet to make up his mind about his next move – and Foreman suggests switching to boxing, where he even found the Filipino legend. Manny Pacquiao.
Conor McGregor (L) could beat Manny Pacquiao (R) in the boxing ring, says George Foreman
The all-time great Foreman insists the Irish fighter must now shift his only focus to boxing
“ It’s hard for McGregor to accept, but he’s a better puncher than in MMA, ” Foreman told the Star
‘I prefer to see him in boxing matches now. I think if he has a fight with Pacquiao he can really beat him – good rules, more than 10 rounds, McGregor can beat him.
‘He’s already used to boxing, he’s not going to do well in MMA anymore.
“Pacquiao is very good by the way, but McGregor can beat him in a boxing match.”
McGregor has only fought in the boxing ring once, in a loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2017
Pacquiao also lost to Floyd Mayweather in the biggest fight of his career, losing on points to the American in 2015.
McGregor, 32, has previously teased a return to the boxing ring, including a mega showdown against Pacquiao.
The ‘Notorious’ has lost two of his last three fights in the octagon, after also succumbing to a defeat against undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
When asked if he believes the Notorious will come back stronger, Nurmagomedov said Magomed Ismailov last week: ‘Never. There is no way a man can be on top twice. ‘