Floyd Mayweather has praised Conor McGregor ahead of his UFC comeback this October.
The pair stepped into the ring together last August, and while Floyd came out victorious, but there was been no love lost between them.
The US boxer spoke out in the Dubliner’s defence, warning Conor’s upcoming opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov, to watch his back.
Speaking to TMZ he said, “Conor’s not gonna back down and he’s not a scared fighter at all, win, lose or draw. He’s gonna come to fight.”
He continued, “I don’t really have a prediction [about who will win] because I’ve never seen the guy that’s facing Conor McGregor.
“From what I know, he’s a hell of a guy that’s on the ground – hell of a grappler – and he can wrestle.
“But fans want to see you stand up and fight. That’s what they like to see.
“Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor. He’s not gonna back down from anyone, he’s not scared, he’s a warrior.”
The fight takes place on Saturday, October 6th in Las Vegas, and whether you manage to secure a seat in the arena or watch it on a big screen in one of the many local bars or nightclubs, the US city will be awash with Irish supporters.
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