UFC megastar Conor McGregor is now set to face off against undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. That being said, it would appear that the Ireland native is reportedly not currently performing media obligations for the upcoming match up.
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to fight in the main event of UFC 229. The exciting fight card will take place Oct. 6, live on pay-per-view.
Despite the event only being months away, “Notorious” has yet to step in front of a camera in promotion for the upcoming match up. Now journalist Dave Meltzer has reported that Conor McGregor has not agreed to any media obligations as of yet. The decision may even be causing some frustration with the UFC.
One of the reasons you haven’t seen much in the way of interviews and such is that McGregor has not agreed to do anything. There are no press conferences scheduled because McGregor at this point hasn’t agreed to them. There is a lot of frustration within the UFC about McGregor’s attitude, but in the end, he’s got the leverage and the ticket sales and secondary market results only give him more leverage.
The feeling is that this may be the biggest non-boxing PPV of all-time, and the only reason it wouldn’t be is that McGregor hasn’t been pushing it hard. McGregor was able to get a larger piece of the action for this fight than any of his UFC fights to date, so there is a direct correlation more than ever between his work in promoting the fight and his pocket book, but this may also show that he knows he’s in a real fight and doesn’t want to break training.