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Eddie Hearn Responds To Conor McGregor's "Dance For Me" Comment

Eddie Hearn Responds To Conor McGregor's "Dance For Me" Comment

Eddie Hearn says "it would be a dream" to promote Conor McGregor after the Irish fighter teased a potential return to boxing.

Earlier this week, the 40-year-old spoke about the possibility of working with the former UFC lightweight champion in an interview with SecondsOut.

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In the above clip, he was asked whether the Irish fighter, who last stepped into the ring against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, would call him if he decided to box again.

"I'd like to think so. But he's got a big enough brand. It's almost like he doesn't really need me." Hearn said.

"It's a bit like Gennady Golovkin, with us representing him. He can do it himself, but we can do it better with him. Not for him, with him.

"Once they get to those kind of levels, a partnership, you say to someone like Conor: 'We know you're the boss, you're the brand. But, behind the scenes, in terms of revenue, PR, profile, logistics and general management of a show to make your life easier, we're as slick as they come.'

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"That's where the relationship has come in with Gennady, as well."

McGregor has since picked up on Hearn's comments, responding on Twitter by saying: "Dance for me Eddie."

The Matchroom Bpxing managing director has since responded, saying he would in fact "dance" for the UFC fighter in a heartbeat.

"When he says, 'Dance for me Eddie', is that a good thing or a bad thing?" Hearn told iFL TV.

"I've asked a few people, they went, 'Nah that's good - yeah, Eddie, dance for me'. I'll do whatever you want, mate. I will dance for Conor. No problem. I'll dance for Conor all day. Just come sign with Matchroom and I'll dance for you all day.

"It's quite amusing. It's like one of those things where you look at your phone, see all the notifications and think oh shit, what's happened now. Conor McGregor's tweeted about you. ... I said he's a legend. He is. I dunno, I'm guessing he's going back to MMA.

"Whatever he's involved with, any chance to be associated with him in his promotion.. it would be a dream to promote him."

Thoughts on McGregor making a potential return to boxing? Who would he fight?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Ireland, Conor Mcgregor, Boxing News, Boxing, Eddie Hearn

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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