The situation with Conor McGregor has been a bizarre one. He said he was retiring but still fighting at UFC 200 but UFC has officially pulled the plug on his fight against Nate Diaz, a fight that reportedly came with a $10 million paycheck.
TMZ reports UFC was willing to “move mountains” to get McGregor to promote the fight, even accommodating him with a private jet and offered to ship his gym equipment from Iceland to Las Vegas. But he wouldn’t agree.
Apparently Conor “blinked on retirement” in part because a fighter has to wait four months after they un-retire before they can fight again due to anti-doping rules and he doesn’t want to wait that long.
Dana White told Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports 1 that he believes McGregor will fight for the UFC next year. It’s not believed it will be a bout against Nate Diaz but one against Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar. He will be expected to promote those fights as well.
We followed this story because McGregor was nearly immediately linked to WWE but we repeatedly reported there was nothing to that at this time.