Another promising sign that the biggest possible MMA fight for Conor McGregor may actually happen
If Conor McGregor wants to add to his legacy and his bank balance, he will return to the Octagon after this proposed diamond-encrusted panty night.
Conor McGregor's rise to superstardom has been anything but conventional.
When the featherweight contenders were lining up after reached the summit, he immediately moved up to try to become a two-weight world champion.
When the 155 lb champion pulled out on late notice, he took on a dangerous lightweight who wasn't even in the title frame at 170 lbs, lost, briefly retired, then won the rematch.
After knocking out one of the greatest lightweights ever to make history, he took a break and has been pushing to make his professional boxing debut against one of the all-time great pugilists, Floyd Mayweather. It doesn't make any sense from a sporting perspective, but in terms of entertainment, creating interest and the wheelbarrows full of money it would generate, it is a completely logical move.
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One of the main concerns MMA fans have over the MayMac circus sideshow is that it raises doubts over McGregor's future. Once he receives that gargantuan payday, why would he even bother returning to the Octagon for what would likely be much smaller purses?
There are a couple of reasons why he may be convinced to the return. The fight would have to be huge, it would need to be worth his while financially and adding another marquee scalp to his collection would be an added bonus.
Well, who better to take on 'the Notorious' than arguably the greatest fighter ever to grace an Octagon, Georges St-Pierre? As Freddie Roach explained to Fight Hub TV, the Canadian superstar is keen on making that match-up his MMA swansong.
“With the last fight, we’re hoping (for it) to be (Conor) McGregor.”
“Who wouldn’t want that fight? I mean, it’s a big fight. We’d have to like maybe cut weight, meet in the middle somewhere, but there’s long negotiations (that could) still happen, of course. But, who wouldn’t want that fight?”
Exactly, who wouldn't?