Conor McGregor has addressed his defeat by Floyd Mayweather and stated he would be victorious if the two were to have a rematch.

McGregor surpassed expectations on his boxing debut against the undefeated icon but ultimately came up short, losing via 10th round TKO when the two met in Las Vegas back in August.

And whilst the UFC star has no intention of calling out the now retired boxer, he insists things would be different should Mayweather be interested in running it back.

"If I had a rematch I would correct it and I would beat him,' McGregor said as he promoted his new movie 'Notorious'. "He's retired. I'm not going to start calling him out of retirement. I'm gonna leave him to it. If it happens, maybe it will, who knows. I would beat him.

Advertisement

"We haven't spoken (since the fight). I respect what he's done. 50-0. After the fight, I'm never that type of bitter person, I accept it and just let him be. Maybe though, who knows, we'll see."

For now, the Irishman has his sights firmly set on returning to the octagon but is not ruling out a return to the ring further down the line.

"Of course I believe so," he replied when asked if he would box again. "The next one will be a UFC bout, a mixed martial arts bout, 100 per cent. I will defend my lightweight belt and then boxing is certainly an interesting one, no doubt."

A title unification bout with interim champion Tony Ferguson or a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz are the two top options for McGregor whilst a potential meeting with former sparring partner Pauli Malignaggi has also been mooted.

"I've got everyone clawing at me, trying to get at me, and that's from multiple sports, multiple organisations, multiple everything," the 29-year-old added.

"It's been like that for a long, long time, I feel, so it's just another day for me. I know there are many contenders in the UFC. There are many boxing contenders as well.

"What interests me is certainly a UFC bout, certainly a defence of my lightweight title. There is a fighter with the interim lightweight belt. I feel that will be next. We'll see how negotiations go.

"The Diaz trilogy is also there. I can defend my belt against Nate. Maybe we can persuade one of these boxing opponents to step into the Octagon, or there's also boxing bouts as well.

"So, there's so many options. I feel to legitimize the belt - there's an interim champion, I'm the unified champion - I feel that will be next. We are currently in contract negotiations, and we'll see where it goes."