Former Final Combating Championship (UFC) two-division champion Conor McGregor is filthy wealthy (because of some help from this man), so he doesn’t must scratch and claw his solution to the highest in hopes of securing a million-dollar payday.
As an alternative, “Infamous” can decide and select his UFC fights and solely compete when he feels motivated to take action, in both weight class, assuming the power-punching Irishman makes his method again to the cage in some unspecified time in the future in 2021.
“I wouldn’t be shocked if he got here out and needed to struggle any person subsequent 12 months in spite of everything these totally different fights play out,” White instructed Colin Cowherd. “What’s occurring with Conor McGregor is what goes on with all skilled fighters once they turn out to be extraordinarily rich and Conor McGregor is wealthy. He will get to choose and select what he desires to do now and he’s at that time in his profession the place he’s acquired a couple of fights left.”
The light-weight division might look radically totally different throughout the subsequent 12 months. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje will collide at UFC 253 in September, whereas top-ranked contenders Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson will undoubtedly compete in some unspecified time in the future earlier than 2021.
White additionally instructed Cowherd that McGregor is formally retired (for now), although failed to clarify why “Infamous” stays ranked whereas different retired athletes like Henry Cejudo had been promptly scrubbed from the charts.