McGregor is the biggest draw in the UFC, but has not fought since taking the lightweight belt away from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.
He fought a bunch of tough fighters on the way to winning the featherweight belt and took a two-fight detour against Nathan Diaz en route to challenging for the lightweight title as White suggested, but the fact remains McGregor has never walked out to the cage as the defending champion in a title fight.
The SBG Ireland product is one of the few fighters on the roster whose star power isn't connected to whether or not he's toting around a championship belt. "So Conor has some big decisions to make here, really quick". Sports. "The thing did over 6.7 million buys, and if the service didn't drop we would have got closer to 7 million". It was the biggest boxing event ever, without a boxer.
"I don't think he wants to fight until August, but if he waits until August or September, that's around two years since the belt has been defended and that can't happen", White added.I think I could do a better job than these guys do. Understandably reluctant, UFC president Dana White now has an idea of when the decision would be made, if it comes to that. It was the biggest event ever.
"I know deep down he would do that fight again".
And let's be honest, if McGregor wanted to rematch Mayweather in boxing or "Money" ever wanted to fight in the Octagon for some reason, White would probably find a reason to open talks back up with Showtime despite this perceived - and perhaps superficial - slight. However, it appears the discrepancy occurs where Espinoza and his team are referring to the North American PPV sales alone, while Dana and Conor are concerned only with the total worldwide figure, which was indeed the highest buy-rate in PPV history, according to the latter pair. "Strange that telling the truth, in a press release vetted by all parties in advance, is something to be "despised" for".
Having read enough of McGregor's offensive posts, Nurmagomedov came back with a couple of tweets of his own.
"Shut your weasel mouth", McGregor interjected on Twitter. Who gives a fuck about the North American numbers when we are the GLOBAL KINGS you shmuck.