- David Beckham had one point in time dreamt of becoming a UFC fighter, Conor McGregor claims
- The Man United legend told the Irish fighter he would love to go into mixed martial art
- Mcgregor recently announced his retirement from combat sports
David Beckham once told UFC superstar Conor McGregor he wanted to become a fighter when both stars met before the Floyd Mayweather fight in 2017.
The former Man United and England legend visited UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas before the huge crossover fight.
And the Irishman has revealed that the former Real Madrid and PSG star jokingly told him he wanted to try his luck in the octagon.
"He was at the Ultimate Fighting Championship performance institute where I prepared for the Floyd fight [and] put up a post and tagged me in it.
"We were talking about it and he said, 'It makes me want to get into fighting'.
"I was like, 'Say no more David. We can make that happen, you know we can make that happen if you want'.
"So we had a little laugh about it."
The ex-featherweight and lightweight champion continued: "David Beckham is an OG.
"An OG of the whole picture from a fashion standpoint that I've capitalised on and from a sporting standpoint - his was football, mine's fighting.
"I have much respect for him and the empire he has built," McGregor told Entertainment.ie.
The Notorious eventually lost the cross-over fight to Mayweather after the bout was stopped in the tenth round of the money-spinning match.
Mayweather extended his unbeaten streak to 50-0 and immediately announced his retirement from boxing.
McGregor also recently announced his retirement from UFC claiming fighting in the octagon does not excite him anymore.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Floyd Mayweather has bragged about being the best boxer in history after aiming slight dig at Muhammad Ali.
The 43-year-old has an undefeated record of 50 career win in all of his 50 fights before hanging his gloves in 2017.
Mayweather was asked by ESPN how he compares to Ali about being regarded as the best fighter the sports have produced he said.
Legit.ng also reported that Mike Tyson has turned down a staggering $18 million compete with UFC legend Wanderlei Silva in a bare knuckle fight, reports claim.
According to Spanish news media outfit, the Baddest Man on the Planet rejected Bare Knuckle FC's mouthwatering offer because the former knockout artist prefers traditional boxing.
Tyson's coach Rafael Cordeiro stated that the former undisputed champion is currently preparing to return to a boxing match not without gloves.
Tyson recently released a video clip on social media which showed his aggressive punch power and speed while hitting pads and bags.
And Cordeiro believes 'Iron' Mike still has the attributes of a 21-year-old fighter.
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