The UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will soon return to the Octagon and there are speculations that he will be facing the winner between Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo, who will be fighting in UFC 200.
Conor McGregor became the center of controversies after he announced his retirement on Twitter. UFC president Dana White pulled him out from headlining the UFC 200 where he was supposed to take revenge with Nate Diaz. McGregor took back what he said and posted on his Facebook page that he was coming out from retirement. However, it was not enough to reconsider him from fighting in UFC 200.
Another issue came recently when retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. expressed his desire to come out of retirement to fight the Irish fighter in the boxing ring. Something that Conor McGregor did not grab and demanded that he should take the same income as Mayweather when their super fight happens.
“It was him that leaked the rumor,” McGregor said via MMA Fighting. “He gets $100 million, and I get $7 million? That is a pay cut to me. I don’t take pay cuts. I thought boxing was where the money was. Seven million is absolutely laughable. He’s talking $100 million. I’m also talking $100 million. I’m 27 years of age and I’m just about halfway through a $100 million contract.”
Dana White tried to stop the rumors and was making his moves to bring back Conor McGregor in the Octagon again. His meeting with McGregor went well, but opposite things happened when he met with Nate Diaz. Based on a previous report, Diaz was demanding a huge paycheck once his fight with McGregor finally happens. White disagreed and walked out from the restaurant where they were having the conversation.
This could be the reason McGregor-Diaz rematch will not be happening soon. Conor McGregor wants business and when he says business, this does not include pay cuts. He wants to earn as much as he could.
If Conor McGregor will not be fighting Floyd Mayweather nor Nate Diaz, there is a higher possibility that Dana White will set him up for the winner between Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo in UFC 200. The two fighters have long been waiting to face the featherweight champion. The money will not be an issue once one of these two fighters was given the chance to fight McGregor.
Still, no matter who the opponent is, the MMA fans are surely waiting for Conor McGregor to return in the Octagon.
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