CONOR MCGREGOR’s proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr will not go ahead, according to former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis.
Back in May, it was reported that the two trash talkers were in negotiations to face one another in a boxing match.
McGregor, 19-3, rubbished such suggestions in an interview with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne, but revealed that he’s open to fighting the five-weight world champion.
“Again, I don’t really care about rules. He can make all the rules he wants,” he said. “I know he would not want to fight in a mixed martial arts contest, in a true fight.
“If he wants to fight in a limited fight that’s no problem, we can do that.
“I will set aside many other forms of fighting that I practice in and I will focus on one particular craft.”
UFC president Dana White has categorically ruled out a super-fight between McGregor and Mayweather taking place and recently claimed that the boxer, who he enjoys a close relationship with, hasn’t contacted him to try and make the bout happen.
However, McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, believes the UFC’s featherweight champion will one day lock horns with ‘Money’.
In an interview with Jonathan Shrager, he said: “We have an important rematch – a mixed martial arts fight – but if in time that fight was to be announced it would not surprise me and I think it would be an interesting one.”
The prospect of fight between McGregor and Mayweather, 28 and 39 respectively, has raised the age-old question of whether or not a mixed martial artist can beat an elite boxer in the squared circle.
Lewis, as well as many others, was stunned by talk of a contest between the pair and believes there’s no chance that Mayweather will step inside the ring with ‘The Notorious’.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Sport, the former WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight champ said: “I just think it’s all hype. I don’t think Floyd is going to do that. I think Floyd is just talking.
“I don’t think he’ll do it because he’s a scared fighter. So, he’ll do the same thing he’ll always do – run around the ring.
“It’s not going to be that much of a fight.”
McGregor’s will next grace the Octagon at UFC 202, where he will rematch Ultimate Fighter season five winner Nate Diaz.

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