UFC Interim Men's Featherweight champion Conor McGregor says he wouldn't want to fight Ronda Rousey.
On Tuesday, McGregor appeared on SI Now to discuss a variety of topics, including Rousey, the UFC's Women's Bantamweight champion.
"She is a special individual," McGregor said, listing Rousey's accomplishments. "She is unbelievable...she has created the women's game."
Asked who was the pound-for-pound better fighter, McGregor did not give a straight answer, but admitted he wouldn't want to fight Rousey if it ever came down to it.
"I certainly would not like to end up in a tie-up with Ms. Rousey,” McGregor said. "I remember one time, I'd seen her and I greeted her and I said 'what's up champ?' and we embraced. I swear on my life her back muscles were the solidest (sic) back muscles I'd ever felt in my life."
"I thought if this lady was to get a hold of me she would throw me on my head in literally one second flat. So I would not like to engage in a clinch fight with Ronda."
McGregor clarified, though, who he thinks would end up the victor.
"But make no mistake about it, I have my ways to win that fight too."
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