UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is going to make a “big announcement” after his UFC 205 bout against lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. There are various speculations circulating about what he is going to announce including an early retirement but his Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis denies the rumors.
The UFC 205 is expected to be one of the biggest fights in the MMA history. Conor McGregor eyes to become the first MMA fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously when he fights lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. President Dana White first opposed the idea of the super fight since both champions are set to face different opponents.
After the UFC 205 main event was officially declared, White revealed that Conor McGregor will be making a “big announcement” after his fight with Eddie Alvarez. He didn’t give any additional information but the said announcement could be one of the major reasons why he agreed to the fight.
“It’s something completely out of left field but it’s Conor’s business. It’s not mine, and I’ll let Conor announce it when he’s ready to,” White said.
Heard from a source who spent about 15 mins with McGregor and Dee (McGregor's). Source said he's taking a "year (ish)" off for their newborn
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When the news spread, there were rumors that “The Notorious” will retire after the fight to give more time for his family. However, Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis denied the rumors, saying that McGregor could face Nate Diaz or Floyd Mayweather Jr after UFC 205.
“That’s personal,” Danis told Submission Radio. “But, I feel he’ll keep fighting, in my opinion. He’s going to go down as the best fighter probably in history. So he could do whatever he wants, really. But yeah, I see him fighting. I mean, he already said that he really wants to do the trilogy with Nate. He said that on record, so he probably does have that fight and stuff. But, who knows. Maybe he wants to fight Mayweather, stuff like that. There’s a lot of options for him. That’s the good thing about him, you know, he has so many options.”
Without the words coming from McGregor’s mouth, any rumors that are currently circulating should be taken with a grain of salt. Fans should wait until November 12 for the “big announcement” that Conor McGregor will make.
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