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McCullough: I would have fought in UFC- Love to give McGregor a boxing lesson

FORMER World champion and Olympic silver medal winner Wayne McCullough says he would have left boxing for UFC.

‘The Pocket Rocket’ works with Ultimate Fighting Championship at present, but  would have been one of its competitors if they had lower weight classes when he was at his peak.

“If they had my weight class when I was fighting I definitely would have went to the UFC – you can actually hold someone and hit them at the same time. In boxing, when some one runs away, you cant hit them,” McCullough told Newstalk.

Partaking in UFC might not be an option now, but the Irish fighting legend would still love to share the sparring ring with the sports biggest name.

“Conor came to Vegas for training camp before his last fight, they thought I was there and I was going to go into training camp to spar him. I would love to spar with him and teach him some of the things I have learned from Eddie Futch.You can always get better. It’s hard to get to the top but it’s harder to stay there. He’s not quite at the top, he has to fight Aldo,” he added before discussing retirement.

“I never officially retired I just walked away from it because I couldn’t get the fights I want. I kept training and I will always be an athlete. I train every day and I still spar. Maybe I will get back in there one day, who knows!.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years