After boxing legend Floyd Mayweather defeated UFC champ Conor McGregor in August, the mixed martial artist was pretty coy as to what his future would hold.
UFC President Dana White also seems a little unsure as to what the promotion’s biggest name would do, but repeatedly said he wouldn’t be surprised if McGregor never stepped foot in the Octagon again.
“We were working on a fight for him at the end of the year, and he’s just not ready,” White said on Nov. 26th. “We’re still in that ‘Conor might never fight again’ [phase]. The guy’s got a [expletive] $100 million. I’ve got guys who have made less than that, who were lawyers their whole lives and quit working … And fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face for a living when you’ve got $100 million in the bank.”
One thing is for certain: If the UFC can’t have him back, White is making sure anyone will have a difficult time getting him signed.
And that includes the boxing realm.
Earlier this week, reports began to surface that McGregor’s next fight could be against another one of Mayweather’s nemesis – Manny Pacquiao.