The reason Mayweather doesn't want McGregor to box ever again

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 31 2017 04:03 AM

Conor McGregor (left) is better off fighting in MMA again because it’s what he does best, Floyd Mayweather has said. Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Following his clinical 10th-round victory over Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. advised the “Notorious” not to return to boxing.

Mayweather said that, given the way McGregor performed over the weekend, the Irish fighter might get himself seriously hurt against a younger and hungrier boxer.

"Conor McGregor is a hell of a fighter and I want to see him continue to stay in the UFC and do what he do best. Because you must realize, that I'm 40 years old and I've been off almost 800 days,” Mayweather said in an article posted on BoxingScene.com.  

“And he's active. He's actively fighting, actively training . . . in a boxing gym and in the UFC gym." 

McGregor is better off returning to MMA since it’s what he does best, said the now retired boxing champ.

Mayweather said if McGregor crosses over to boxing again, younger boxers could easily take him out. 

"These other fighters, these young lions, they are throwing a lot more combinations than I'm throwing,” he said.

“I was just in the pocket, shooting one shot here and there, and breaking him down slowly. Whereas you got these young active guys who are throwing a lot of combinations and would get him out of there a lot earlier."

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.)