Conor McGregor has upped the ante once more in what is already a much anticipated match against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez by confirming that he will make a major announcement during his post-fight interview.
Though no further details have been provided yet by the Notorious, it does seem clear that McGregor is dead serious that it will be something huge.
“Buy the pay-per-view and stay tuned,” the featherweight champ told MMAjunkie. “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big.”
At this point, there are many theories about his announcement- from his possible retirement to maybe a third (UFC record breaking) title shot in another division. Obviously, fans would prefer the latter.
Though reports already indicate that one person already knows about the Irishman’s plans, and he is none other than Dana White. But the UFC president refused to spill the beans.
“There are… how can I say this? There are other circumstances involved in this that will be played out after the fight,” White shared with the Outside the Cage podcast. “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.”
Which is pretty much how everything has played out so far in the UFC.
“It’s always positive with me,” the Notorious announced. “So all I’ll say is tune in.”
Presently, Conor McGregor has become THE face of the fight promotion company, and has seemingly become the “man-in-charge” for both behind the scenes and inside the Octagon. Should the champ win or lose (or draw) the fighter will surely break PPV records in November, when he finally gets his chance to grab a second title (and be the third to hold two belts) and be the first to hold them simultaneously.
Oh and be the headlining match for the UFC’s first event in New York City.
Catch all these (potentially) record-breaking news on November 12 at UFC 205 (There are two other title fights by the way).
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