Conor McGregor promises second Floyd Mayweather fight and vows to win rematch

Conor McGregor is back in the Octagon at the weekend as he takes on Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

But the UFC icon has teased a potential rematch with boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather in the coming years.

The two athletes fought each other in a boxing clash back in 2017, with McGregor managing to last 10 rounds with the 50-0 fighter.

Mayweather's experience shone through in the latter stages of the bout, which was one of the most lucrative fights in history.

McGregor has openly talked about how much money he made off the bout, which garnered worldwide attention.

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And the Irishman insists he will beat the American if, or when, they do battle again.

"Most certainly. I'd like to rematch Floyd. I think we should rematch Floyd," he told Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on ESPN.

"He keeps flirting with it [fighting again] and he can go and pick someone else but it's not going to be the same.

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"I did phenomenal in that fight. And the only reason I lost that bout was because I prepared for a back-foot style of opponent.

"And when the fight was like that I was picking him apart. Then he came forward and started pressing and I wasn't sinking into my shots like I am now with my boxing coaches.

"I know I'd beat Floyd if we rematched. When we rematch.

"It's not going to be a mixed martial arts bout like he said! It was supposed to be me boxing then we'll do a mixed martial arts bout.

"It wasn't written but it was verbal.

"But that's not going to happen and I'm not even going to push him on it."

Mayweather has frequently flirted with a boxing return, despite calling time on his professional career on more than one occasions.

McGregor takes on Cerrone at UFC 246 this Sunday.

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