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Conor McGregor challenges Manchester United legend to boxing match

Former UFC champions Conor McGregor is looking to return to the boxing ring with a Manchester United legend.


The UFC legend previously had a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather and is seemingly looking to step in between the ropes once more.

Conor McGregor took to social media to challenge former footballer Paul McGrath to a charity ‘boxing match’ amid an online scuffle.

McGregor took aim at PJ Gallagher who was filmed referring to the MMA star as “British” in a clip. After a war of words, Manchester United and Aston Villa man McGrath jumped to the defence of Gallagher, while also wishing him well amid his recovery from mental health struggles.

After the clip surfaced, McGregor called Gallagher a “sad pox of a thing” via the Independent and continued in a series of tweets: “Sit up right and smile for a change will you, you sad c***, hahahaha wife left you an all and your crying in the paper bout depression.” Gallagher responded with: “Excuse me! It took years of hard work and awkward walking to get the posture of a prawn. I am delicious!”

McGrath then joined in: “PJ take no notice of bullies, you’re loved by everyone. Whatever you do don’t let him get the better of ya pal stay well Top Man.”

He added: “Conor you need to find GOD and when you do knock on my door I will have the kettle on for ya… my good friend.”

Following the back-and-forth exchanges, the former two-division UFC champion responded: “If someone comes at me I am going to fire back. What don’t you get? I didn’t start any of this. It was me being bullied originally. Yet you come online to call me a bully.”

He later added: “I challenge Pj and Paul McGrath to 2 vs 1 boxing match in aid of mental health and anti-bullying organizations.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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