MMA Rumors: Conor McGregor strategic UFC retirement for Floyd Mayweather next fight

MMA Rumors: Conor McGregor strategic UFC retirement for Floyd Mayweather next fight

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing’s legendary Floyd Mayweather have been going at it over the past few days. They’ve been challenging each other, trash talking, sparking MMA rumors over the Irish fighter’s next career move.

But in actuality, both fighters have a lot of things in common. They are both champions in their own sport, they love the attention, the competition, and they both place money on top of their priority list.

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Conor McGregor is scheduled to fight Eddie Alvarez on November 12th at UFC 205, but it seems that in recent MMA rumors, more fans have been intrigued about him being taunted for a Floyd Mayweather next fight.

According to a report by Fansided Conor McGregor will be making a big announcement after his Eddie Alvarez match. MMA rumors say he may announce his retirement from the UFC.

“I don’t know what anyone else has for me around here. I might have to jump up and go drag Floyd Mayweather out of bed and see where he’s at again.” Conor McGregor said.

To Fight Floyd Mayweather, McGregor would need UFC ’s blessing, for being in contact with the organization- a move that could be messy considering the contenders waiting in line to challenge him, and which is unlikely to happen with Dana White against it.

MMA rumors speculate that this “big announcement” could mean that Conor McGregor would temporarily “retire” from UFC for a Floyd Mayweather next fight estimated at a stunning $100M budget.

“Don’t blink. It’s going to be big. It’s always positive to me. So all I’ll say is tune in.” McGregor said in a report by the Mirror. And what could be bigger than a Floyd Mayweather next fight?

Other MMA rumors have touched on other possibilities for his retirement, such as to fix his personal issues, or simply to take a long hiatus from the sport after fighting six times in a span of two years. But what’s so big about such an announcement?

Conor McGregor has upped his antics, calling Floyd Mayweather a coward, about not wanting to fight, or preferring to fight with rules to stay alive, and whatnot.

There’s so much on his plate right now, and everybody wants a piece of him. Even Olivier Giroud jokingly challenged Conor McGregor, and retracted it, saying, “Ok… I’m dead,” that he’d only last 10 seconds against him in the cage.

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