Conor McGregor has been urged to quit MMA and turn his sole attention to boxing by legendary fighter George Foreman.
Irishman McGregor has only fought in a professional boxing fight once, losing via a stoppage in the tenth round to unbeaten legend Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 in Las Vegas.
But after coming out second-best in his return to the UFC octagon against Dustin Poirier last month, McGregor is yet to make a decision on his next move – and Foreman suggests he switches to boxing, where he could even beat Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao.
Conor McGregor (L) could beat Manny Pacquiao (R) in the boxing ring, says George Foreman
All-time great Foreman insists the Irish fighter should now switch his sole attention to boxing
‘It’s hard for McGregor to accept it but he’s a better puncher than he is in MMA,’ Foreman told the Star.
‘I’d rather see him in boxing matches now. I think if he has a fight with Pacquiao he can actually beat him – good rules, over 10 rounds, McGregor can beat him.
‘He’s already adjusted to boxing, he’s not going to do good in MMA anymore.
‘Pacquiao is very good as a matter of fact, but McGregor can beat him in a boxing match.’
McGregor has only fought in the boxing ring once, in a loss to Floyd Mayweather back in 2017
Pacquiao also lost to Floyd Mayweather in the biggest fight of his career, losing on points to the American back 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, having succumbed to a submission defeat against unbeaten Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 too.