MMA Rumors: Conor McGregor set to retire after UFC 205, eyes to fix family relationship

Dana White tells Conor McGregor to defend 145-lbs. crown before the third match with Nate Diaz
UFC president Dana White may have seen enough of Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz after the match at UFC 202 as he seriously tells McGregor to defend his 145-lbs. division crown or face the consequence of getting stripped of the title.

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor eyes to become the first man to hold two UFC belts with his fight against lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. In the recent press conference, Dana White said that the Irish fighter will be giving an important announcement after the fight.

Conor McGregor will be having a chance to make history with his upcoming fight against the UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. However, many were disappointed with Dana White’s decision to make the fight happen, including UFC featherweight interim champion Jose Aldo and lightweight No. 1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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UFC president Dana White defended himself, saying that he opposed with the McGregor-Alvarez UFC 205 bout. However, there are circumstances that make him agree with the upcoming fight.

“Listen, I battled this thing forever. Not only is it not fair to Jose Aldo, it’s not fair to Khabib and Max Holloway,” White said. “So believe me, I battled with this thing but there are… how can I say this? There are other circumstances involved in this that will be played out after 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,” he added.

White already stated after the McGregor-Diaz rematch that the Irish fighter needs to defend his belt against Jose Aldo. If he will not defend the title, reports said that it will be automatically handed to Aldo since he is currently the interim champion.

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However, it seems like Conor McGregor gave Dana White a ‘very important’ reason to make him agree with his fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. As of now, there is no official announcement from McGregor’s camp regarding White’s revelation.

There are rumors that ‘The Notorious’ is set to retire after UFC 205. Media obligations and the pressure to perform have reportedly affected McGregor’s relationship with his family. The retirement will not be permanent but will take a significant amount of time before he returns to the Octagon again.

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