Ever since discussions of a super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor began, UFC fans have held one fear. This fear was that they may never see Conor McGregor fight in the UFC again.
With McGregor looking set to earn somewhere in the region of 100 million for his fight with Mayweather, many suspected he may walk away from the fight game following this.
The point has been discussed thoroughly, with those in opposition pointing to McGregor’s love of MMA as the reason we won’t see a retirement from The Notorious one.
Speaking to SportsCenter, Dana White had positive news for fans of MMA. The UFC president was quick to shoot down talks of a post-fight retirement.
This was not the only good news for those worrying about McGregor’s MMA future. White also stated that Conor McGregor wishes to fight again this year.
“Obviously Conor and I have been talking a lot throughout this negotiation, and he wants to turn around and fight again this year.”
“After he fights Floyd he wants to turn around and fight again this year, and that’s one of the million reasons why people love Conor McGregor.”
For those not interested in the upcoming super-fight, the debate can begin as to who McGregor will face inside the octagon upon his return.
When asked about the figures both fighters will earn from the super-fight, White was unwilling to share any secrets. He did confirm that both fighters would be more than happy with their earnings.
However, Stephen A. Smith claimed earlier in the interview that were Floyd to return, it would be for no less than a 9 figure sum.
This would mean that Floyd would earn no less than 100 million from the fight.
Smith also stated that Mayweather’s attraction to a fight with McGregor is the Irish man’s ability to promote his fights.