It would appear that UFC President Dana White believes the mixed martial arts promotion may have seen the last of Conor McGregor.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor has taken over the world of mixed martial arts. The fighter earned the UFC featherweight title back in 2015 with a 13 second knockout over Jose Aldo that rocked the world. Of course, McGregor’s career in combat sports only soared from there.
“Notorious” would go on to shift into the lightweight division to make a run for his second title. McGregor formed a heated rivalry with Nate Diaz, as the fighter choked out “Notorious” at UFC 196. However, McGregor would come back to earn a close decision win in their rematch at UFC 202.
Following the event, McGregor made UFC history by earning a TKO victory over UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for his second title.
Conor McGregor has not competed inside the octagon since his acquisition of the UFC lightweight title and since being forced to vacate the featherweight strap. However, “Notorious” has been staying busy. Next, the fighter tried to take over the world of boxing.
On Aug. 26, 2017, McGregor made his professional boxing debut. For the fight, the UFC lightweight champion went toe-to-toe with undefeated pugilist legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in one of the most highly anticipated events in combat sports.
Mayweather would go on to earn a TKO victory over McGregor in the tenth round, but “Notorious” still walked away with the payday of his career. Having earned an estimated $100 million for his boxing debut, McGregor’s match against Mayweather would go on to break the pay-per-view sales record previously held by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Mayweather is believed to have earned a grand total of $300 million from the match.
Since the fight, McGregor seems to have been taking it easy. The fighter has come forward to reveal that he has his sights set on UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. However, an official announcement of the match up has yet to be made. Now it would appear that the UFC president himself is moving on as if “Notorious” may never return.
Speaking to press after Saturday’s, Dec. 2, UFC 218 event, Dana White revealed that he is unsure if Conor McGregor will ever fight again. Furthermore, White explained that he is now moving forward with the assumption that McGregor will not be fighting again.