Although it does seem as though the hyped Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight may happen, nothing has been confirmed or announced.
So, until that happens, fans are wondering what the future holds for McGregor, especially in the UFC.
Presently, there’s nothing immediate on McGregor’s schedule, and according to longtime friend/training partner, UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson, MMA fans may not see the superstar back in the Octagon all year.
“It will depend on certain things,” Nelson told ESPN recently, when asked if McGregor would ever fight in the UFC again. “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.”
“He’s got a lot of money now that keeps him occupied,” he added. “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.”
In March, Mayweather officially stated that he’s “coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor”.
Also last month, UFC president Dana White seemed to change his tune about the fight, saying, “I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen.”
For now, it appears the next time we see Conor McGregor will be in a boxing ring facing Mayweather. When that happens, that remains to be seen. Mayweather wants to fight in June, while Conor has mentioned a potential date in September.