“He inboxed me,” Claressa Shields reveals Conor McGregor’s texts after boxing world champ resigned with PFL organization

Women's boxing champion Claressa Sheilds reveals her conversation with the Notorious Conor McGregor over text message.

“He inboxed me,” Claressa Shields reveals Conor McGregor’s texts after boxing world champ resigned with PFL organization

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Claressa Shields reveals how Conor McGregor had a conversation with her about her career in boxing and MMA. Shields is a prolific multi-division fighter and stands out as one of the few boxers who made the transition to MMA successfully, a feat for which other MMA competitors have expressed appreciation.

The self-described “Greatest Woman of All Time” and two-time Olympic gold medalist has participated in MMA twice. At PFL 4 (Professional Fighters League), she defeated Brittney Elkin in her professional MMA debut match before losing to Abigail Montes via split decision.

Claressa Shields returned to the boxing ring after her two-fight stint in MMA and successfully defended her middleweight titles three times over the course of 16 months. The boxing sensation recently signed a new multi-fight contract with PFL. Shields stated that Conor McGregor contacted her and expressed interest in her MMA training and other things during an interview with TMZ Sports.

She said, “Conor McGregor inboxed me. Cris Cyborg reached out. They were like, ‘What [are] your doing?’ Conor actually gave me some of the best advice today. He just was like, ‘Don’t take away from your boxing. You just need to be comfortable being on your back and comfortable with your wrestling.’ He was interested in me and him doing some work together. That’s an honor. Thank you to Conor McGregor for that.”

Shields mentioned that the former UFC double champion talked about MMA in detail and how she can develop new skills in the sport. The boxer was highly honored by McGregor’s concern and expressed gratitude.

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UFC veteran Chuck Liddell thinks Conor McGregor should take on the Nate Diaz trilogy for his comeback fight 

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Conor McGregor has been teasing fight fans about his comeback for some time now, but there has been no solid conversation about it by the UFC or the fighter himself. There are many speculations on who will fight McGregor next. According to UFC legend Chuck Liddell, McGregor should take on Nate Diaz.

He said to TMZ: “All those would be an interesting fight, but I think Nate Diaz, run it back to do it one more time. That’d be fun to watch. It will be fun. I think it will be really competitive; I think it’s a good one to come back to.” 

The retired fighter explained that McGregor vs. Diaz would be competitive and very fun to watch for fight fans. Diaz recently lost to Jake Paul in a boxing match, but MMA is just a different deal, and fans would love it.

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