Conor McGregor took to Twitter to tease an incredible return to the boxing ring while reviewing his 2017 defeat by Floyd Mayweather.
The Irishman was stopped in the 10th round of his incredible showdown with the legendary US boxer, who recorded his 50th career win in his 50th fight.
But after reliving that night in the City of Lights, McGregor felt he could have been awarded the victory.
‘It was a great contest, just watched it back!’ McGregor wrote. ‘Early rounds all mine, and even later rounds when legs where gone, I still outlanded him.
‘I received my credit from many notable names in the boxing world, which I was thankful for. None more so than from Mike (Tyson). Excited for part 2.’
It is the final part of that tweet that has sparked excitement among McGregor’s followers.
‘Notorious’ made his long-awaited return in UFC against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in January after an almost two-year absence, and defeated him in a ruthless 40-second onslaught.
And while the 31-year-old is eyeing showdowns against an array of lightweight opponents such as Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov, it appears he has his eye on ventures outside of UFC.
As McGregor alluded to in his tweet, legendary heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson recently praised the manner of the Irishman’s display against Mayweather.
On a recent edition of ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’, he said: ‘Listen, he (McGregor) never really had a boxing match in his life.
‘He went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter in the last hundred years of boxing. He went 10 rounds, scoring punches.
‘Did he accomplish something? Look what he had to fight against, and look at what he did when he fought against him.’
McGregor was clearly flattered by Tyson’s words and responded on Twitter saying: ‘Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.
‘I promise my life on it. It is great to see you back Iron Mike.’
Tyson, now 53, has been mooting a return to boxing of his own. It appears he might not be the only one making a surprise comeback in the near future.