Conor McGregor has arguably become the biggest star in sport worldwide since bursting onto the scene in the UFC. The confident Irishman has gone from strength to strength in recent years, despite having only made his UFC debut back in April 2013 when he stopped Marcus Brimage in Sweden.
‘The Notorious’ has since gone on to become the face of the world’s leading MMA organisation and made millions from his exploits in the Octagon. It’s his extravagant nature outside of the Octagon, and particularly his entertaining antics during press conferences, however, that have arguably helped propel him the most to global stardom.
In November last year, he rallied to his most impressive feat to date in New York City, as he dispatched American opponent Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC lightweight world champion.
In doing so, the deadly Dubliner became the first fighter in the history of the UFC to hold two world titles simultaneously, adding the lightweight strap to his previously held featherweight belt, too.
However, in spite of his heroics coming in MMA, his next career move will take place inside a boxing ring, as he takes on legendary fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. He will enter the ring ropes on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as a huge underdog to prevail and hand ‘Money’ Mayweather his first ever professional career defeat. With odds as wide as +500 available, it’s worth capitalizing on the no deposit free bets on offer through comparison sites such as Oddschecker for the upcoming super-fight in the United States.
With his next fight coming in a different sport, does McGregor have a future still in the UFC after the Mayweather bout? It would seem so, as he has rebuilt a strong relationship with UFC president Dana White, and the latter has been heavily involved in the build-up and promotion of the Mayweather scrap.
The Ireland native still possesses the UFC lightweight title and will likely defend it upon his return to the Octagon, maybe later this year or early in 2018. Notably, McGregor has never actually defended a single belt he has won in his MMA career, instead moving on to the bigger and better bouts, focusing on the more lucrative paydays on offer.
Whether he is ultimately embarrassed by five-division world champion Mayweather or pulls off a historic upset when they collide on August 26th, it seems McGregor’s futute still lies in the UFC, where he belongs.