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Amir Khan: Conor McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after Floyd Mayweather

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Amir Khan thinks that Conor McGregor could seriously injure himself when he takes on Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena.

Speaking ahead of the big fight, the former light-welterweight champion predicted that Mayweather would trounce the Irishman in the ring.

“Looking at it as a fight, I just think that Mayweather is going to school him,” Amir Khan told Ariel Helwani on Friday’s special edition of The MMA Hour from Las Vegas.

“After two rounds Mayweather is going to know exactly what McGregor is doing in the fight and he’s going to clean him.”

When asked if he thought “Money” would claim a stoppage victory, Khan replied affirmatively. He also stated that McGregor should opt out of the contest if he is getting “too much of a beating.”

“Between rounds six and nine,” Khan said.

He added: “I see a lot of punches hurting [McGregor].

“He has a good chin, but if you keep getting hit on that chin, numerous times at the same point ... how much punishment can your body take?

“Conor is the younger fighter. He’s a young champion. He can go back to MMA and have a couple of big fights. He should not really show too much balls in this fight.

“If he starts to get a beating, step out, man, because there’s always another day. Mayweather’s a great fighter and you have to respect that.”

Khan then declared that the Dubliner is endangering himself by going into the fight.

“That’s why I’m saying that he needs to think about himself in this fight because if he gets seriously injured, he might not be the same fighter ever again,” Khan said.

“He might never fight again.”

When he asked if he thought the Nevada Athletic Commission were being reckless by allowing the bout to happen, Khan claimed that he understood why the fight is taking place because it’s good for the state of Nevada.

“The Nevada Commission is really good though. [McGregor] has shown a lot and he’s such a big name and such a good fighter. I just think it’s good for Nevada and good for Vegas to have such a big fight here,” Khan said.

“It’s got so many fans coming through Vegas, I think it’s brilliant for the economy.”