Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Conor McGregor marks his UFC anniversary

UFC News Conor Mc Gregor Nate Diaz GETTYNate Diaz looks on before Chris Avila's bout with Enrique Barzola
Shannon Reynolds | 08 February, 2018, 16:24

"There are a lot of talks about him potentially having an MMA fight with Conor McGregor".

According to boxing expert Gareth A Davies, talks are underway for a lucrative MMA bout which which could be worth up to half a billion dollars.

"Floyd said leading up to the fight with Conor that he would do both, so we'll see what happens", he said.

Of course, Mayweather would be an overwhelming underdog against virtually anybody he would face in the UFC much less the lightweight champion in McGregor.

The former five-weight world champion has evidently enjoyed fanning the flames over recent weeks, posting a picture and a cryptic pair of videos on social media in which he is seen stalking around the Octagon before saying to the camera: "2018, Floyd Money Mayweather, MMA - what are the odds [bookmaker] Paddy [Power], what are the odds?"

Perhaps most galling, his application to register "Conor McGregor" is being opposed in the E.U.by a Dutch fashion company that already holds the trademark "McGregor" for clothing and accessories.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Tony Ferguson
GETTYKhabib Nurmagoedov faces Tony Ferguson at UFC 223

Malignaggi's salty words about McGregor clearly emanate from their controversial sparring session in the build up to the Irishman's showdown with Mayweather.

He said: "5 years ago today, I signed a contract with the UFC". UFC President Dana White previously told ESPN: "We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal".

You'd have to think that if this did happen that Mayweather would receive he beating of all beatings unless McGregor behind the scenes promised to take it easy on him, which would not be surprising either.

"Obviously, the only way making that fight again makes any sense is if he comes over to the Octagon", White said.

"I could do it in three fights or even four fights - I could make a billion dollars if I choose to get in the Octagon and fight". If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon.

However, for those people who are sick to death of hearing about the two athletes fighting each other, this news means their feeds could be filled with McGregor/Mayweather related posts for months to come.

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