UFC megastar Conor McGregor has not completed any media obligations ahead of his upcoming octagon return. Now it would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may be growing frustrated with the former two-division champion.
Conor McGregor is set to face off against undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229. The live pay-per-view event will take place Oct. 6.
While the fight is now only a month away, “Notorious” has yet to do any promoting for the upcoming match up. Now journalist Dave Meltzer has come forward to reveal that the UFC is allegedly growing agitated with Conor McGregor over the matter.
“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.”