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Conor McGregor should quit UFC and become a boxer full-time, says George Foreman

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 10th 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 has suggested he switches to boxing, where he could even beat Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao

Conor McGregor could beat Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring, says George Foreman

Conor McGregor could beat Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring, says George Foreman

Pacquiao, like McGregor, lost to Floyd Mayweather in the biggest fight of his career

Pacquiao, like McGregor, lost to Floyd Mayweather in the biggest fight of his career

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

All-time great Foreman insists the Irish fighter should now switch his sole attention to boxing

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

McGregor has only fought in the boxing ring once, in a loss to Floyd Mayweather back in 2017

McGregor has only fought in the boxing ring once, in a loss to Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 

Pacquiao also lost to Mayweather in the biggest fight of his career, on points 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. 

Having been asked whether he believes the Notorious will come back stronger, Nurmagomedov told Magomed Ismailov last week: ‘Never. There is no way that a man can be at the peak for two times.’ 

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