Conor McGregor is living the high life following his fight against Floyd Mayweather, as the Irishman reportedly made around $100 million of the match. Well, according to UFC president Dana White, McGregor is enjoying the life of luxury and hasn’t really been in a hurry to get back into the octagon.
Via MMA Fighting
“ “We were gonna fight him, regardless of what [McGregor’s manager] Audie [Attar] says, we were working on a fight for him at the end of the year. And he’s just not ready. Listen … Conor might never fight again. The guy’s got a f*cking hundred million dollars.
“These guys make money and that’s it. Fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank. Money changes everything for a lot of people.”
White believes McGregor’s conduct at Bellator 187 is somewhere due to the recent insurgence of a ridiculous amount of money from the Floyd Mayweather boxing match in August.
“He’s a young, rich kid who is a god in Ireland,” White said. “That’s not the healthiest environment either. It’s all part of it. I don’t know if you guys remember in the very beginning with Jon Jones. There’s no doubt the talent was there. I used to go, ‘The guy is talented, but he’s young, he’s rich, he’s the king of the world now. Hopefully he can keep it together.’ That was way before the crazy shit started to happen. And there it is. It happens.
“What’s weird is it happens more in this sport, in fighting, in the fighting business, more than any other sport.”
As much as I believe Dana White, I have to think Conor still has a couple MMA fights left in him.