Conor McGregor has hinted at a comeback to the octagon soon after suffering the scary leg injury in his last bout. Talking about the Irishman’s comeback, legendary boxer Mike Tyson offered him some advice.
‘The Notorious’ has been sidelined from competition for almost a year now. While recovering from the injuries, he also began training for his return.
And it’s not as if McGregor isn’t sparking any controversies. On several occasions, he challenged the reigning UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
Usman is currently the No.1-ranked Pound-For-Pound fighter in the world. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is currently riding a 19-fight win streak and already defended his belt five times. Surely a far-from-easy opponent for McGregor.
Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has shared his thoughts on the idea.
During an appearance on The Fight Card podcast with former UFC two-division world champion Henry Cejudo, he suggests that McGregor should take tune-up fights for his comeback.
“After a defeat, you should do a couple of fights to get your feet wet,” Tyson told Cejudo. “Conor, I think you should build your confidence up and go do what you do: win excitingly.”
Cejudo then shared his opinion to ‘Iron Mike’, saying that former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is a suitable opponent for McGregor. Ferguson is coming off a second-round KO to Michael Chandler and is currently on a four-fight losing streak. But despite the decline of his career, Ferguson is still a good name for McGregor’s comeback.
But Tyson dismissed the idea claiming Ferguson is still a danger for McGregor who just recovering from the freak injury. Instead, he believes that the ‘champ-champ’ should take lower opposition and climb back up to the top.
“Well, that’s a tough fight,” Tyson said. “He’s a warrior, regardless if he loses. He makes exciting fights. It’s hard to beat that guy. … No big-time guy. Let him get three fights and build his confidence back up. Every fight, the opponent goes to a higher level.”