Conor McGregor has said that he isn’t exactly sure what’s next for him in the UFC, he’s waiting to see what happens in the Ferguson vs Lee fight and wants to see where the pieces land before making up his mind. He’s also mentioned that he’ll be more likely to fight the winner of that bout if Nate Diaz demands too much money for the trilogy fight and prices himself out of the equation. Nate will undoubtedly be looking for big bucks, but if he’s not careful he could lose his opportunity since at the end of the day, Conor is the A-side to that fight, and whoever Conor fights is going to be a massive fight, not just Nate. He said if Nate is out of the picture, he’ll look at sorting things out with the actual championship belt he’s been holding onto.
That’s right, Conor McGregor might actually be defending a belt. Crazy, hey?
But in order to fight at UFC 219, he’s said that he doesn’t want to have to do any promotion for the fight. The very best fight promoter in the entire UFC, who climbed to the pinnacle of combat sports in a matter of just a few years, says he’ll fight but only if he can just show up, weigh-in, and fight, no promotion, no media, no press conferences. That’s the only way he’s willing to be on the December 30th card. Can you blame the guy for wanting to spend his first Xmas with the new baby doing family stuff instead of running around talking trash?
“McGregor says the only way he fights on Dec. 30 is if he only has to show for the weigh-in and then fight”
McGregor says the only way he fights on Dec. 30 is if he only has to show for the weigh-in and then fight
— Peter Carroll (@PetesyCarroll) September 29, 2017
It seems kind of crazy, but if you think about it… It will still be the biggest card of the year, even without Conor doing promotion. In a sense, all of the time he’s already spent on world tours building up his name is going to help promote this fight, plus it doesn’t mean the UFC and his opponent can’t still promote it. It’s wild to imagine this happening, but I guess we’ll see how badly the UFC wants a huge card to end the year.
What does Tony Ferguson think about it? He said that if Conor vs Nate 3 is the next fight that takes place for McGregor, then everything that the UFC stands for is out the window.