Conor McGregor's sparring partner says he's eyeing a return to boxing

Conor McGregor's sparring partner says he's eyeing a return to boxing

HE IS never one to shy away from a challenge.

It will be truly fascinating to see what Conor McGregor does with the rest of his career.

He clearly has the confidence of a man who feels he can do anything, but after a couple of tough losses, it wouldn't have been all that surprising to see him retire. Again.

But according to his sparring partner, boxing is still something that is on his radar, after his loss to one of the greatest fighters ever in Floyd Mayweather.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dylan Moran said: "There are plenty of years left in Conor. Wherever the big fights are at. You can see by the rematch with Dustin that he doesn't shy away from challenges.

"If the right challenge is put to him, he will take it on board.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see Conor back in the boxing ring, for sure.

"I've been in there with him at Irish level, European level and world level. Conor has given it to me as much as anyone. That speaks for itself.

"When you are a person of Conor's notes, you will have naysayers and doubters of the highest degree. Even if his boxing was the best, people would say it's useless.

"I've sparred him. I've been in there with him, and I'm a boxer. So my opinion is one to listen to."

We'd rather see him in the boxing ring than owning Manchester United, that's for sure.

Next up for McGregor is a rematch with Dustin Poirier in July, less than half a year after the American defeated the Dubliner in Round 2.