While the world is excited about Conor McGregor’s super fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr, UFC fans are nervously waiting to see whether UFC 205 might have been the final time the Notorious would step inside of the Octagon.
The outspoken Irishman hasn’t competed since November in Madison Square Garden when he obliterated Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC lightweight champion, and created history in the process.
Since then, he has devoted all of his time and attention to the 49-0 American and we are now two weeks away from seeing whether McGregor can dent his unbeaten record, or whether it will be another easy night for Money and he’ll stretch his record to 50-0.
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There are plenty of fighters in the UFC who have been calling out McGregor, trying to form an orderly line to decide which one of them will get a crack at him next.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson are just some that are hopeful of securing that fight.
Still, the doubt is there on whether McGregor will ever return, as the financial rewards of fighting Mayweather means he’ll never have to fight again, something Aldo believes will happen.
He’s finally broken his silence on the matter on Friday night during his media workout, where he declared his intention to not only return to mixed martial arts, but he plans to continue boxing as well.
According to MMA Junkie, McGregor said “I love the sport of boxing. Boxing has been dear to my heart my whole, entire life.
“I will contend in boxing bouts going forward, and I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward.
“I will rule both with an iron fist, and that’s where my mindset is.”
It’s no secret that McGregor is always chasing the biggest challenge and the prospect of earning the most cheese, and there are plenty of fighters in boxing who would love to jump at the chance of facing him inside of a boxing ring.
However, McGregor has already revealed that one challenge he is eyeing up towards the end of the year could see him flying over to Russia, after he admitted that the prospect of fighting – and defeating – the dangerous Dagestani in Nurmagomedov could be a massive opportunity.
If he beats Mayweather, then you can bet that the UFC will be nervously waiting to see what he chooses to do next. If he loses, then he already has a perfect plan b in defending his title inside of the Octagon.
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