Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor is currently in between fights, fresh off his majority decision win over Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
His timeline for return could depend on this.
While he's gone, "Notorious" will undoubtedly continue his assault on the world of boxing, thanks to a previous back-and-forth exchange with Floyd Mayweather Jr., who seems happy to entertain the Irishman's trolling. But Canelo Alvarez, who knows a thing or two about "Money," has a little warning for the UFC dreamer.
And is willing to show him firsthand what he could be in for.
"If he wants to try out boxing, then anytime he wants," Alvarez told Fight Hub TV. "If he wants to come over to this side of the world and try boxing, anytime he wants, to see that it's not as easy as he thinks."
I'm not holding my breath.
The gun-toting McGregor is not the first UFC champion to flirt with the "sweet science," and probably won't be the last. Considering how hard it can be to make matches in their own respective sports, I can't begin to imagine the difficulty in booking something across separate entities.
But this is the Internet, so we'll talk about it anyway.