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Andrew Tate sets out the conditions needed for him to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Rory O'Callaghan

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Andrew Tate sets out the conditions needed for him to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Andrew Tate has set out the conditions needed for him to fight UFC star Conor McGregor.

Former kickboxer Tate has achieved notoriety on social media for his controversial views, with the American-British fighter banned from Facebook and Instagram earlier this year.

Tate claims to have reigned as a four-time world kickboxing champion, having retired with a professional record of 43-9.

He has toyed with the idea of making a comeback after being called out by YouTubers-turned-boxers Logan Paul, Jake Paul and KSI.

A potential money-spinning fight with former two-weight UFC champion McGregor, either in the octagon or the boxing ring, has been touted as another potential option.

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But Tate says he would need to have a "personal problem" with McGregor for a fight to take place.

"That's an interesting one, I guess," he told Rob Moore, when asked if he would consider a fight with McGregor.

"I mean he is still in his prime, I'm a lot bigger than him. He is very good, very capable.

"We would certainly have a lot of good trash talk. It would make a lot of money but again I would need a personal problem with him to fight him.

"I have nothing against Conor, kind of like the guy so there would have to be a good reason."

McGregor has not fought since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July, 2021.

McGregor has not fought since UFC 264 (Image: Alamy)
McGregor has not fought since UFC 264 (Image: Alamy)

He is expected to make his UFC return early next year and has already indicated that he would like to make a permanent move to welterweight.

There has also been talk of McGregor facing Floyd Mayweather in a rematch in boxing.

McGregor lost to Mayweather in his only professional boxing encounter back in 2017.

The Irish fighter played down the chances of him facing Mayweather again, claiming he is "not interested" after the American talked up the possibility of a rematch.

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But McGregor has previously indicated he would like to return to boxing at some point in the future.

"Boxing is my first love in combat sports," McGregor told Sky Sports earlier this year.

"I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC.

"That story is far from over, in fact it's just being written. It is just the beginning but boxing, for sure, I will grace the squared circle again in the future."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/thenotoriousmma & YouTube/RobMoore

Topics: Boxing, UFC, MMA, Conor McGregor

Rory O'Callaghan
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