Conor McGregor advises Ryan Garcia following KO loss: ‘I wanna see it again with no rehydration clause’

Conor McGregor advises Ryan Garcia KO Gervonta Davis I wanna see it again

Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor spoke with professional boxing prodigy, Ryan Garcia following his seventh round KO loss to the undefeated, Gervonta Davis last night – advising the 24-year-old to pursue a rematch against the world champion, sans a rehydration clause. 

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the UFC, has been sidelined from active competition since 2021, suffering a fractured left tibia and fibula in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss against Dustin Poirier.

Competing once in professional boxing, McGregor headlined a pay-per-view event against former world champion, Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena, suffering a tenth round standing TKO loss to the Michigan native. 

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Conor McGregor consoles Ryan Garcia following KO loss

Attending the same venue last night to take in Maryland world champion, Davis’ return in a highly-anticipated pairing with Los Angeles striker, Garcia, McGregor offered advice to the Golden Boy Promotions staple off the back of his loss.

“He’s (Gervonta Davis) 1-0 on you,” Conor McGregor told Ryan Garcia backstage following the main event. “Youse are the two biggest names in the division, I wanna see it again. I wanna see it again now – and I wanna see it with not rehydration clause. I’m serious, you know what I mean? You were crafty too, you tried to crack him with the lead hook.”

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“All the respect in the world to you,” Conor McGregor continued. “You’re the future – the future of this game. And I’m watching you all the way. 

Expected to make his own return to combat sports later this year, McGregor has been earmarked to make a welterweight Octagon comeback against former lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler after the duo featured as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 31