Conor McGregor says he’s finished prizefighting, wants to ‘legitimize’ UFC title


Apparently there is such a thing as adequate income in Conor McGregor’s mind. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor, who once pronounced a usually weight he cared about was “the weight of a checks,” has small enterprise to be a prizefighter anymore. At slightest that’s what a 29-year-old Irishman told a organisation of adoring fans who, ironically perhaps, paid adult to $1,400 for a chair during SEC Aradillo, a 3,000-seat venue in Glasgow, to listen to him speak this week.

Instead of income in a fighting ring, it’s legitimacy he’s after in a UFC Octagon, where he has nonetheless to urge a lightweight pretension he won final Nov opposite Eddie Alvarez.

“I’ve already left from a tip of a high in terms of a income fight,” he pronounced (via MMA Fighting), alluding to his Aug fighting detriment to Floyd Mayweather for which a UFC star took home an estimated $30 million. “Now a doubt we always get is about fortifying a [UFC] belt and legitimizing a competition and a rankings.”

Ranked a No. 2 pound-for-pound warrior in a UFC behind flyweight Demetrious Johnson, McGregor is a usually lightweight to make a tip 15. But that hasn’t stopped many fans of churned martial humanities from alleging a Irishman competence be purposefully avoiding fortifying his belt due to fear of No. 1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, an undefeated warrior from Russia.

Nurmagomedov has been angling for a quarrel with McGregor for a year, though damage and other resources have kept him out of a Octagon.

Meanwhile, No. 2 contender Tony Ferguson is set to face Kevin Lee for a halt lightweight pretension during UFC 216 subsequent Saturday, followed, perhaps, by a possibility to accommodate McGregor before Nurmagomedov gets his shot.

“I’m really meddlesome in saying this quarrel [next] weekend and to see how a lightweight pretension design pans out and to go in and scold that whole situation,” McGregor pronounced Friday. “That’s where my thoughts are.”

Of course, he hasn’t utterly ruled out prizefighting altogether. McGregor voiced seductiveness in again fighting Nate Diaz, who he has met twice before, winning once. While no belt would be adult for grabs, that matchup would substantially acquire him a many probable income in a Octagon.

“It will happen,” he pronounced of a fight, before obsequious that he realizes a payout won’t proceed anywhere nearby what he got for fighting Mayweather, who’s now retired.

“The some-more we spend time divided from it,” McGregor said, “I consider I’ve already finished all of a income fights.”

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