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‘Good luck Claressa!’ Conor McGregor praises Claressa Shields ahead of MMA debut

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Conor McGregor wishes Claressa Shields good luck ahead of her MMA debut at PFL 4.

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Conor McGregor is looking forward to Claressa Shields’ MMA debut next month, wishing the three-division boxing champion the best of luck ahead of her highly anticipated fight against Brittney Elkin at PFL 4.

“Respect this multi weight boxing world champion! Competing in her first MMA fight next month. A rare occurrence that is to be lauded with praise! Real courage a lot of her male counterparts do not possess. Good luck Clarissa! Another multi weight, multi sport savage! Welcome,” McGregor, who fought — and lost — to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super-welterweight boxing match back in 2017, wrote in response to Shields.

Shields has been training alongside former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque and is confident her transition from boxing to mixed martial arts will be a successful one. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will take on Elkin (3-6 MMA) at PFL 4 on June 10 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.