As the UFC turns, Conor McGregor isn’t done talking. We all remember the chaos he caused back at UFC 223. But McGregor now claims he would’ve fought UFC 224 in Brazil. However, he notes in his Instagram post that ‘something’ came up. That something, of course, is criminal charges. But who cares about details, right? More to the point, McGregor ranks fourth on the Forbes list this year. That’s something!
“Made it to number 4 on the Forbes list this year. If I had of fought on the agreed May 12th bout in Rio De Janeiro, I would have surpassed Ronaldo and Messi to take 2nd place. Something came up however… Ah well, still under 30.”
Because of his actions ahead of UFC 223 back in April, the promotion lost three fights for the event. Speaking of fights, McGregor hasn’t fought in the octagon since November of 2016. He last beat Eddie Alvarez before losing a boxing match to Floyd Mayweather. As it pertains to the UFC, ‘The Notorious’ holds an exemplary record of 9-1 in the octagon. Only Nate Diaz has beaten him.
Going forward, though, who knows? For McGregor, it’s all about talk. That’s all he’s done for the past two years. That said, he knows the UFC needs him. And if they don’t necessarily need him, he knows how much money he makes them. Dana White certainly knows that. So don’t worry, fight fans. We’re sure Conor McGregor is going to be back sooner or later — whether y’all like it not.
With super-fights all the rage these days, are we eventually going to see the Irishman mix it up with a surprise opponent? Or are we finally going to get the showdown between him and Khabib Nurmagomedov that we’ve all been waiting for? After all, McGregor probably wants to win back that UFC lightweight title.