No matter how much and what he talks about, it's no wonder that few people believe anything more, so it was like that when Conor McGregor pompously announced a few months ago that he was done with the UFC and was looking for challenges outside the octagon.
True, all the relevant media reported that, but it was clear to everyone from the beginning that the water would soon take it all away. So it would be. The Irish fighter, the most popular and richest MMA fighter of today, still remains in the Ultimate Fighting Championship after he arranged a new fight, with Dustin Poirier, defeated by the undefeated lightweight king Khabib Numrmagomedov.
The Dagestani is also their point of contact since they both lost to him in the same way - by strangulation from behind. “Hello, Dustin! I accepted the UFC's offer to fight you, but I told them it had to happen in 2020.
I'm ashamed of November 21st, as well as December 12th or 19th. I will also donate half a million dollars for humanitarian purposes ", reads McGregor's public statement, that is, the reaction to Poire's question on Twitter sent to him - What is being done ?.
Half million dollars to charity
The audience was positively surprised by the fact that Connor McGregor will donate half a million dollars to charity, and it must be admitted that this is a very positive move by the Irishman, who is known for his controversial statements.
This act will change the view of McGregor in a large part of the audience who still have to understand that McGregor is also a man with a big heart. The Irishman previously announced a boxing match with the legendary Manny Pacquiao, in the desire to repeat the "spectacle" from three years ago with Mayweather Jr., since they both came out of that charade richer by several tens of millions of dollars.
This will be the second clash between McGregor and Poirier, as the Irish fighter celebrated with a knockout in the first six years ago. McGregor seems to be playing a bit with the audience and their nerves. We know that McGregor has always been a controversial figure who attracted public attention with his fights but also statements outside the ring and actions that brought him additional popularity.
McGregor seems to want to be the center of attention again and to fill the front pages of all the magazines in the world. An Irishman, even if he didn't have a fight, would have enough money to live for the rest of his life, but he just can't do without a ring and a fight, and the question is when will he really decide to end his career.