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McGregor and Canelo's Heated Exchange Sparks Bout Speculation

An unexpected online feud ignited when Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion, shared footage on social media of Canelo Alvarez’s 2013 clash against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, in which Alvarez suffered a majority decision defeat. McGregor not only lauded it as one of the finest performances in professional boxing but also asserted that he landed more punches on Mayweather during their highly anticipated showdown in 2017.

McGregor (22-6) voiced his admiration for Alvarez (60-2) while taking a subtle dig at him, suggesting that he outperformed Alvarez against Mayweather. He even expressed a desire for a rematch, stating, “I landed more shots on Floyd than Canelo [did]. I’d love another go.”

Alvarez, not one to back down from a challenge, swiftly responded, confidently claiming that he could dispatch McGregor with a single hand: “I just need one hand with you, and I don’t need to throw so many punches,” Alvarez shot back.

McGregor was quick to retaliate, creating an opening for a potential crossover fight by playfully taunting Alvarez, “Saul, you uncooked chicken, I’ll stomp the ligaments out of your knee joint. I don’t even need hands to end you; I’ll kick you raw pink, leaving you looking like you were left out in the sun too long—haha freckle arse. I will see you, and we will see. Canelo is a cornflake, no sugar.”

While McGregor has been sidelined for over two years due to a broken leg sustained during his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier, he has recently taken steps towards a return to the Octagon. His re-entry into the United States Anti-Doping Agency testing pool signals his intention to make a comeback. In an interesting development, the UFC severed ties with the USADA and aligned with Drug Free Sport International for its drug testing program.

Canelo Alvarez, hailing from Mexico, is fresh off an impressive unanimous decision victory over Jermell Charlo on October 1 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, the 33-year-old undisputed super middleweight champion, displayed dominance in the fight with judges scoring it 119-108, 118-109, and 118-109 in his favor.

As the war of words between McGregor and Alvarez escalates, it raises intriguing possibilities for a potential showdown between the two renowned fighters, further igniting the world of combat sports.

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