UFC star ready to turn to pro boxing

UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred is ready to trade the octagon for the squared circle and become a pro boxer.

The 21-3-1 mixed martial arts competitor doesn’t envisage a long noble art career, but believes a stint as paid pugilist would help him improve his stand up game.

Pendred is most likely taking note of how a boxing background has helped Conor McGregor in the UFC and as a result is planning a stint in boxing.

Speaking on Twitter Pendred revealed:

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