Rightfully, all of the focus is falling on the super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr, as the two outspoken athletes are set to do battle inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada next month.
Both fighters are going to make a ridiculous amount of money from what many are calling a circus show, and they took that circus to four cities last week when the 49-0 American and the confident Irishman traded some brutal insults in front of the raucous crowds in Los Angeles, Toronto, Brooklyn and London.
Regardless of the result, McGregor probably won’t feel like a loser when he wakes up the following morning, as his bank account will probably read so many zero’s that the number doesn’t even make sense, and that means he’ll never have to lift a finger again for the rest of his life.
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Understandably, the fear from UFC fans now is that win or lose, he won’t step foot inside of the Octagon again.
McGregor last fought in November at UFC 205, when he obliterated Eddie Alvarez to create history by holding two championships simultaneously.
Two contenders emerged, as Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov were set to do battle for the interim crown in March, with the winner expected to face off against McGregor.
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The Eagle pulled out a day before the contest, and the lightweight division is still in limbo. Recently, UFC president Dana White claimed McGregor wants to fight the dangerous Dagestani in Russia – but now the man himself has confirmed that it’s an option he’s looking into.
According to BT Sport, he said: “That’s certainly an option that I’m exploring.
“That would be a spectacle, it would be something out of Rocky I suppose. I suppose this whole story is like a Rocky story, right?
“So, why not face a man in his home country and, you know what I mean, in a crazy place like Russia?
"So, it’s certainly something I’d like to do. There’s a couple of options on the table but we’ll see what unfolds.”
He then confirmed he’ll return to the Octagon: “I believe so, I believe so.
“I believe I’ll come out of this fight without a scratch, couple of weeks then to refresh the jiu-jitsu and wrestling. Not that I’ve stopped training that either, I’ve still kept up on that, just less. And then we’ll see what happens.”
While we’re focusing on Mayweather vs. McGregor, it sounds like McGregor has already started to get fans excited about facing the unbeaten Nurmagomedov.
Will Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov ever meet inside the Octagon? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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