UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is gearing up for the payday of his career. The champion is eyeing an epic cross-promotional bout with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While the fight has not yet been officially announced, it seemingly grows closer to fruition every day.
Now, with his sights set on the climactic match-up, Gunnar Nelson believes the champion may never return to MMA.
SBG Ireland teammate and friend to “Notorious,” Gunnar Nelson provided a little insight into the future of Conor McGregor in a recent interview with ESPN.
In an interview with ESPN, Nelson was asked if the champion will ever fight in the UFC again.
“It will depend on certain things. Money is not the only thing he cares about, at all. He does care about it a lot, but if a fight excites him and he thinks it’s a great challenge — if it’s making history and all that kind of stuff — he’ll do it.” Nelson said.
Nelson went on to explain that the champion could potentially go an entire year without fighting again.
“He’s got a lot of money now that keeps him occupied. He can do a lot of stuff. I think he’d be all right for a year. He always has something cooking. Right now, it’s the Mayweather fight, and that seems like it’s going to happen. I think he’ll keep himself busy one way or another.”
But, Nelson was quick to assure that “Notorious” will likely find a new prospect in the future.
“He needs to keep himself busy in some way, because he’s a pretty hyper guy. He’s not just sitting around the house. If he wouldn’t have anything to do, he’d probably be up to no good. He’ll always figure something out. He needs excitement.”