CONOR McGREGOR teased a switch to bare-knuckle boxing after squaring off with Mike Perry in the ring.
The Irishman took a ringside seat in Denver to watch Perry brutally beat ex-UFC champion Luke Rockhold in two rounds.
And McGregor was called out by the American for a face off in the ring before the two exchanged words.
Perry, 31, said: “Can I get a face-off with Conor McGregor?”
The UFC legend, wearing a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship belt, then strutted into the squared circle.
And he told Perry: “Fair play to you mate, I respect you. I’m into this game, I’m into this game.
“Fair play to you. I’d fight you. I’d fight you most definitely. I’d fight you no problem, mate. I’m never retiring.”
McGregor, who was in Las Vegas last week to watch Gervonta Davis beat Ryan Garcia, flew into Denver to watch the show.
And he boasted about holding gold in his first time in the BKFC ring.
McGregor, 34, said: “It’s an incredible set-up here, incredible matchmaking, incredibly storytelling, I had to come here.
“I flew straight away I was not going to miss this and it did not disappoint.
“All these fighters that stepped in here are warriors and all have my respect and I’m into this game, I’d be into this.
“I already have the belt. How am I showing up here and already I’ve got the belt? Come get it baby. Come get the strap.”
McGregor is set to make his UFC return this year against Michael Chandler, 36, having not fought since July 2021.
Whereas Perry went 3-0 in the BKFC ring having left the UFC in 2021 and called to fight McGregor next.
He said: “What’s next for me? Conor McGregor. He likes to box too, we can go throw hands. And he gave me a face-off, man. How cool was that?”