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Conor McGregor’s Coach Sends Warning to Floyd Mayweather Over UFC Fight: ‘It’s a bad move’

CONOR MCGREGOR’s striking coach Owen Roddy has warned Floyd Mayweather against entering the Octagon.

Over the last few months, Mayweather, 41, has hinted that he’s interested in trying his hand at mixed martial arts, much to the shock of the combat sports world.

The Michigan native did so by posting a series of videos of himself inside an Octagon to his Instagram page.

Inevitably, his antics led to talk of a rematch with McGregor, who he faced and defeated in a boxing match last August.

The general consensus in the MMA world is that the legendary boxer would suffer an emphatic defeat if he were to ever set foot inside the cage, a notion Roddy agrees with wholeheartedly.

 

“I think it’s a bad move for Floyd to get into the cage,” the SBG Charlestown coach told Express Sport. “I just think he doesn’t have enough time to learn what it takes to fight in the Octagon.

“But he could make a lot of money. And money talks.”

Mayweather, who went back into retirement after defeating McGregor, seemingly pulled a U-turn on a potential mixed martial arts fight with ‘The Notorious’, recently telling ABS-CBN: “I’m an old man now so you know, there’s no more fighting for Floyd Mayweather.”

“I’m not thinking about fighting right now,” the former five-weight world champion added.

“As of right now, I’m touring around the world, doing different things, embracing my fans, getting love from all around the world, right now I’m just travelling.

“I don’t know what the future holds, but as of right now, I’m retired.”

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Floyd Mayweather has repeatedly hinted that he’s willing to fight in the UFC

McGregor, 29, hasn’t fought in mixed martial arts since his historic UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez, so a rematch with Mayweather is very unlikely at this moment in time.

His long-awaited return to the Octagon will more than likely be delayed by his actions at the UFC 223 media day in New York, where he threw a dolley through the window of a bus carrying his fellow fighters – an act which resulted in him being charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

Prior to his antics in Brooklyn, McGregor was hell-bent on returning to the UFC before year’s end.

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Conor McGregor hasn’t set foot inside the cage in 18 months and is unlikely to do so anytime soon

“We can’t really talk about when he wants to return,” Roddy told Express Sport. “But he’s adamant he’s getting back. But for me, the sooner (he’s back) the better.

“The UFC is really missing Conor, I believe. And I think everybody is missing the whole extravaganza of a Conor McGregor fight. There’s nothing like it in the world.

“And I think the people in the world want to see it again. The sooner the better.”

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