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legend's advice George Foreman says Conor McGregor should quit MMA and take up boxing

He's already adjusted to boxing, he's not going to do good in MMA anymore," according to ex-World Champion George Foreman

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Ex-World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman has said Conor McGregor should quit MMA and turn his sole attention to boxing. 

As McGregor weighs up his options after his defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier last month, Foreman has suggested that he could even beat Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao if he focused on boxing.

“It's hard for McGregor to accept it but he's a better puncher than he is in MMA,” Foreman said.

“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.”

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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.

McGregor first told reporters he'd held "ongoing talks" with Pacquiao for a prospective fight ahead of his UFC 246 thrashing of Donald Cerrone in 2020.

Prior to the UFC 257 headliner, there had been talks that McGregor and Pacquiao would fight but after the Irishman's loss for the third time in as many years, the Filipino fighter left the discussion table.

Pacquiao had moved on from a Conor McGregor mega-fight as the demand for such a match was “no longer there” after Poirier left him shell-shocked.

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Pacquiao's manager Sean Gibbons had said: "Maybe he had the Senator on his mind. I think the demand for the fight is not there presently."

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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