Conor McGregor Discusses The End Of His Career, What May Cause Early Retirement

UFC's Conor McGregor.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has yet to lock down an octagon return since his TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. While “Notorious” still plans to fight after his recent $100 million career high payday, the fighter has explained in a new interview that he will only do so because he feels physically able to compete.

Speaking to Sky Sports, McGregor revealed that it is important to him to stay in touch with his physical and mental health.

“I always look at the end from a damage-taken standpoint,” McGregor stated. “How much damage have I taken? How is my brain? How is my mental health? How is my physical body? How is my training? How is my preparation? How is my hunger for it?

“That is where I gauge how long I will do it and there is still a lot left in me.”

McGregor then doubled down by explaining that money is no longer as much of a motivating factor for himself.

“It is not necessarily a money thing for me,” McGregor said. “I am passionate about fighting. Fighting is what I love to do. I will continue to do it as long as I am healthy and willing to put in the work that it takes to do.

“I will not be stupid, though. I will not notice things about myself and then continue to do it like many others before me.”

“It is a dangerous, ruthless business and I am aware of that,” McGregor stated. “Thankfully I am in a position of great wealth. I do not need to do it. I am doing it for the love of it.

“I will make my decision when the time comes.”

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