UFC President Speaks Out On The Star’s Future
Dana White said he thinks Conor McGregor’s career in the Octagon might be over.
The ‘Notorious’ has not stepped foot inside the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205 in November of 2016.
It was rumored Mcgregor was involved in a bar fight at a pub in Dublin this past weekend!
The news heightens concern McGregor’s fight career is going off the rails. White confessed today — McGregor may never fight in the UFC again.
According to White, McGregor’s future is anything but clear at the moment. He is coming off the biggest payday of his career against Floyd Mayweather in August.
White said the two parties were working on a plan for McGregor to headline the year-ending UFC 219 card before they were derailed by the Dubliner’s actions at a Bellator event in Dublin where he invaded the cage and abused a referee.
“We were working on a fight for him at the end of the year. And he’s just not ready. Listen: Conor might never fight again. The guy’s got a f***ing 100 million dollars,” White said.
“These guys make money, and that’s it. Fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank. Money changes everything for a lot of people. He’s a young, rich kid who is a god in Ireland. That’s not the healthiest environment either. It’s all part of it.”
Dana White expressed concern regarding McGregor’s recent behavior.
“Conor is a rich kid, who is a god in Ireland,” White said. “That’s not the healthiest environment.”
White did not offer a specific timeframe for potentially stripping McGregor of the belt, but said both sides are working on it.
Dana White said:
“At the end of the day, I’m going to run this business with or without anybody,”
“If Conor wants to fight again, we absolutely want Conor to come back. But if Conor walks away and doesn’t fight again, it’s part of the game.
“We need to figure that out. Right now, with him, it’s not about defend or vacate. We’re working on a new deal with him. We’ve got to work out this new deal.”