Joe Rogan has answers for everything, predicts UFC will strip lightweight star Conor Mcgregor.
UFC commentator is making bold predictions for the future of the UFC lightweight division, currently being held hostage by Conor McGregor. While the interim title belongs to Tony Ferguson, and unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov is waiting in the line, eager for a matchup with either belt holder.
UFC kingpin McGregor has not fought in MMA since winning the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 back in November 2016. UFC brass Dana White recently announced if Conor is willing to fight by March, we could do Khabib vs. Tony and then the winner fights Conor for the title.
Rogan gives out his opinion why UFC will strip McGregor of the lightweight title, opening the door for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. interim champ Tony Ferguson to fight in Russia. (via Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, transcript MMAMania)
“Here’s my prediction: My prediction (is) Conor doesn’t fight for a while. They strip Conor. Tony and Khabib fight for the world title. I think they’re going to strip him, because Conor’s got $100 million in the bank, and he’s having fun and talking (expletive), and he’s going to keep training,” Rogan said.
“And he’s going to make a big fight in the future, but I think Khabib and Tony is the big fight and (expletive), they might even do that one in Russia. They’re talking about doing a big fight in Russia.”
Many people worried that an unexpected loss to great pugilist Mayweather would diminish McGregor’s stranglehold on MMA, it doesn’t appear like that is happening. Despite his loss in a boxing ring, this past August McGregor is bigger than ever, then failed to commit to a UFC Octagon return date.
No doubt he received a hefty payday for the bout and Joe Rogan’s suggestion that the Irishman is more interested in enjoying the $100 million, surely appears true on the surface, and there is a possibility he never returns to the octagon.