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Floyd Mayweather: Conor McGregor is welcome to train at boxing club in Las Vegas

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor
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If Conor McGregor is to knock Khabib Nurmagomedov from the ranks of the unbeaten, he might need some assistance from an old foe who knows a thing or two about maintaining a perfect record.

Floyd Mayweather told TMZ Sports on Tuesday that he’s not only considering hitting up UFC president Dana White or McGregor himself for tickets to the Nurmagomedov-McGregor lightweight championship bout at UFC 229, but he’s also inviting “The Notorious” to come train at his gym in Las Vegas.

“I’ll talk with Dana, I may talk with Conor to get some tickets,” Mayweather said. “But leading up to the fight, when McGregor gets to Las Vegas, we’d like him to train at — I know the UFC has got a training facility — but we’d like for him to work out at the Mayweather Boxing Club.”

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the blockbuster crossover bout that saw Mayweather improve his boxing record to 50-0 with a 10th-round TKO of McGregor in one of the most heavily-hyped and profitable fights in combat sports history. Though both men had heated words for each other in the lead-up to the event, they’ve downplayed the rivalry since after laughing all the way to the bank together.

Mayweather isn’t sure how McGregor will fare against Nurmagomedov, who is 26-0 in MMA and currently the reigning UFC lightweight champion, but he praised McGregor’s fighting spirit.

“I don’t really have a prediction because I’ve never seen the guy that’s facing Conor McGregor, but from what I know he’s a hell of a guy that’s on the ground, a hell of a grappler, and he can wrestle,” Mayweather said. “But the fans want to see you stand up and fight, that’s what the fans like to see. Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor.

“Conor McGregor’s not going to back down from anyone. He’s not scared. He’s a warrior.”

UFC 229 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 6.

Watch the TMZ clip below: