Conor McGregor has laughed off a fight with Carl Froch, convinced he would slap the Hall of Fame boxer around with little effort.
The MMA star is in Dublin this week as a sponsor for Katie Taylor’s homecoming fight that will see her move up in weight and challenge Chantelle Cameron for the undisputed super lightweight title.
During his media rounds, an animated McGregor took a break from praising his compatriot to entertain questions of revisiting pro boxing.
After seriously throwing his hat in the ring to face Mexican great, Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, the UFC double-weight champion was asked about a potential scrap with Carl Froch.
For a bit of history, the pair do not like one another. It’s unclear where and when the feud started, but it was certainly ramped up by Froch – who was recently inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame – saying McGregor ‘couldn’t knock the skin off a rice pudding’ before threatening to ‘drag him outside and show him how the big boys do it.’
Not one to back down from a challenge, McGregor responded at the time saying he would ‘grab his head and twist it clean off.’
Speaking now on the prospect of facing Froch, he kissed his teeth and motioned a quick slap back and forth.
Froch has previously said that the right sum would get him back in the ring for a sideshow bout, and this would certainly generate interest – although there’s little chance the pair would stick by exhibition rules.
McGregor has had one professional fight – a tenth round TKO loss at the hands of Floyd Mayweather – but is expected to return to the Octagon next for another run in the UFC.