Conor McGregor last fought at UFC 205 back in November 2016; when he won the UFC lightweight title with a TKO win over Eddie Alvarez. Last year, McGregor pulled in “around” $100 million for a boxing match against great pugilist Floyd Mayweather, which he lost by TKO in the 10th round.
After a long hiatus from UFC octagon, McGregor is in danger of being stripped of his lightweight title, with Dana White suggesting that Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the real belt at UFC 223 in April. Also stated there is no guarantee McGregor will ever fight again.
Now Conor McGregor itself breaks the silence via his official Instagram account, where he reveals, he will return to MMA, and he even claims he was willing to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 in Las Vegas. However, the UFC denied his request on the grounds of not being able to generate enough revenue off his name on such short notice.
“I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this.
I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need.
I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in.
On top of the fighting.
I am here.
It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here.
The Champ Champ™”
Edgar remained on the card and will now face Brian Ortega in a non-title bout.
whether Mcgregor may stip of the title or not but the UFC is eyeing a unification title fight with the winner of April’s Ferguson vs. Khabib title fight.