Conor McGregor has admitted he isn’t sure whether he will be returning to the UFC anytime soon, or whether he might pursue another big payday in the world of boxing. McGregor made his professional boxing debut in a much anticipated super fight with all-time great pugilist Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Mcgregor last performed on the world stage when he took on Mayweather, losing by TKO in the tenth round of the boxing match.
Fans have clamoured to see McGregor return to the UFC’s octagon since, but it looks like the Irish star is not sure of what realm his next professional fight will take place in.
“My focus is getting back into the right ring or octagon. 2017 was historic. I have transcended both the sport of MMA and boxing,” he said in an interview with Betsafe.
“At this stage of my career, as it has been for the majority of my UFC career, potential opponents must lobby for fights with me.
“We could see Conor McGregor anywhere. I run the fight game, the fashion game, the whiskey game, or whatever the next business endeavor might be.
“I have every intention of fighting in 2018 if my compensation and business development endeavors accurately reflect my influence on combat sports.
“Me and my team are in continued negotiations with the UFC, and if the deal makes commercial sense, I look forward to fighting for my company in 2018.”
McGregor last competed in his original sport of MMA back in November of 2016. He won the UFC Lightweight championship by destroying Eddie Alvarez by second-round TKO at UFC 205 which was the very first UFC event in Madison Square Garden New York.
Interim UFC Lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson who is the most logical option and one that the fans seem the most interested in. Other options include the obvious trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.
The mixed martial artist turned pugilist was a feature of the Betsafe “The Walk of Adversity” campaign and spoke about his storied journey to the top of the UFC’s featherweight and lightweight divisions.
“It resonates with me because I overcame my situation through pure determination and dedication to success,” he concluded.
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