Conor McGregor remains one of the most well known MMA fighters in the history of combat sports and his accolades over the years speak for themselves. The Notorious is also known to trash talk often, with varied results.
While Conor McGregor has backed up his trash talks in the past, more often than not, they have also resulted in embarrassing defeats for him. McGregor also doesn’t hold any title in the UFC.
On the other hand, Mike Tyson is undoubtedly one of the most popular and legendary boxers in the history of professional boxing. Tyson is known for his insane power and intimidating stature that has sown fear in the hearts of his opponents.
Last year, Mike Tyson squared off against Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 28. The fight ended in an unexpected split draw, but it certainly surpassed all expectations.
While speaking with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Conor McGregor was asked about eventually retiring from the world of MMA. Conor McGregor made it clear that he has no intention of ever retiring and also took inspiration from Mike Tyson’s incredible comeback last year as McGregor stated that he will fight until he is very old.
“[Until I’m] 332 [years old]. I’m doing this until the day I go out. If you look at Tyson, Tyson came back and had a phenomenal performance against Roy Jones Jr. And it was great to see Tyson come back like that. It was great to see Roy as well.
I was very impressed with the performance. People walk away from the sport, it’s not like your physical body lets you down. It’s just the mental fatigue of it all. Tyson said a quote that, ‘What would Cus D’Mato say to you now now that you’re coming back? He said, ‘What took you so long?’ And I agree with that. I’m gonna keep going, and that’s it. You’ll never get rid of me. This game is mine. This city Las Vegas is mine. This world is mine. Saturday night, I’m gonna show that.”
Conor McGregor is in for one of the toughest fights of his career against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 11th. We will have to wait and see if he will be able to win the fight or not. Should he not, we also wonder if Conor McGregor will actually compete until he’s very old.