Path Could Be Set For McGregor To Step Away From Combat Sports

Published on March 19th, 2017 4:04 pm EST

Conor McGregor has stated in the past that he plans to step away from fighting at an early age.

There is no secret that McGregor is looking to secure a big money boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather. It appears as though negotiations between Mayweather, McGregor and the UFC are moving forward, with Dana White recently stating that he believes that the fight will happen. In addition, there have been multiple rumors that the sides are eyeing a September fight between McGregor and Mayweather, likely as part of a mega event that would possibly including another boxing match (possibly including Anderson Silva) and at least one UFC title fight.

There is no doubt that Conor McGregor would stand to make in excess of $50 million from a fight against Floyd Mayweather. After all, McGregor is THE biggest star in combat sports right now, and there is no doubt that a McGregor/Mayweather fight would come close to matching the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight numbers. Mayweather realizes this and has said that he will only fight McGregor and no one else at this stage of his career.

With McGregor possibly making between $50-$100 million from a Mayweather fight, does anybody really see him continuing to fight over the long-term, especially given his marketability?

The King is sipping a martini and enjoying the sunshine while discussing the options for Conor McGregor and the potential fight vs. Floyd Mayweather

Many people seem to be of the opinion that McGregor wants to fight twice more before retiring - a fight against Mayweather and a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz. Both fights would make McGregor a bank load of money - you would have to think that McGregor would be walking away with over $75 million from the two fights combined.

After that, don't be surprised to see McGregor move on, possibly into movies or other ventures.


McGregor has always been about the chase - first chasing the Featherweight title, then chasing the Lightweight title, and now chasing one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather.

Does anybody really expect McGregor to fight in the Lightweight division to defend his title against the likes of Tony Ferguson or Khabib Nurmagomedov? In my opinion, there is virtually no way that his happens.

Instead, don't be surprised to see McGregor vs Mayweather, McGregor vs Diaz III and then a retirement for the "Notorious" one.

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