Although there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the upcoming UFC 205 event, a lot of the attention has also been revolving around a potential bombshell announcement Conor McGregor has for us.
Notorious has a chance to make history on November 12, a win over Eddie Alvarez means he becomes the first fighter in UFC history to hold two world titles in two different weight divisions at the same time.
Last month, UFC president Dana White stated that the Irishman would be making a blockbuster announcement following the event, something only McGregor could reveal.
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This obviously prompted numerous outlets to speculate as to what he has in store, in particular, The Irish Mirror.
Some suggested he was planning on starting a family; others mentioned retirement, a fight with Nick Diaz was speculated, while a year-long hiatus seemed to be the popular rumour.
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However, during the latest rounds of media calls in the build-up to the Madison Square Garden event, McGregor has finally touched on the announcement for the first time, ripping into The Irish Mirror for the false rumours they started.
NO TIME OFF
When asked about the rumours, he said: “Yeah, absolutely crazy even mentioning it, a click bait crowd like that I mean, The Irish Mirror, what the f**k is that? They don’t know s**t about me or what I’m doing.
“Stay tuned to what I’m announcing, but don’t be listening to people like that. People like that know nothing that’s got to do with what’s going on here. I’ll reveal all in time.
“I don’t even know whether you can take time off with this life. I just stay working, stay creating history, stay changing the game. That’s what I’ve been doing since day one. Now, here we are, close to the New York debut, Madison Square Garden.”
With records already breaking for the event, it doesn’t sound like McGregor will be stepping away anytime soon, and he may even opt to continue breaking records in 2017 rather than take the speculated time off.
He added: “We broke the Ali vs. Frazier attendance of 21,000, I believe. I’m hearing that. We broke the gate record of $14 million set by Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield. So they’re two amazing contests, two historical fights, and I’ve broken both. It’s an honour to do that, and that’s it.
“I’ll just continue changing the game, continue breaking records, continue striving to put this game on the next level like I have been doing from day one. That’s my plans.”
He certainly knows how to keep fans on the edge of their seats; now the interest will undoubtedly increase for the announcement he has in store.