Maybe he likes the attention of the world public, a good fight, even better whiskey and beautiful women, but above all - himself. But Conor McGregor's biggest passion is, by all accounts, money. That it is as much as possible!
Because how else to explain his new business project… One of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, certainly the richest, wants to return to the boxing ring again, although at the beginning of the year, after a long absence, he trained in gloves again and entered the UFC octagon.
And achieved an express victory over Donald Cerrone "I was waiting for an opponent in the UFC, many names were mentioned, and then this pandemic hit. Since it is clear that there will be no fans at the matches, I decided to retire and try something else," the 33-year-old Irishman announced.
It seems, though, that it was all from him as far as the UFC is concerned as he turns back to boxing where he amassed millions three years ago in that blaming circus show against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. A show that drew the public's attention, only to be forgotten immediately afterwards, which speaks enough about the quality of the same.
McGregor vs Pacquiao
Despite all that, the crazy Irishman and Manny Pacquiao are in negotiations and it seems that they will also weigh themselves. The question now is how interesting it will be, because you can sell bad goods for big money once, and hard the next time.
He is obviously counting on the status of the deity Pacquiao in his native Philippines, and that is already quite enough for the spectators to take a few million. At least that's what the two of them and their joint manager, Odi Atar, are counting on.
"Who cares what happened, it's important what will happen, so I'm announcing that my next match is against Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East," claims the multiple UFC champion. The legendary Filipino boxer, currently the oldest champion since holding the WBA belt in the welterweight category, also wants to find a lucrative way to end a truly amazing career, and maybe a clash with McGregor could be just that.
It is difficult for the numbers to be repeated as in the match with Mayweather, but it would be enough for a nice sports pension. Circus or not, only such "interdisciplinary" fights certainly do not bring good to martial arts, but above all to those who are not athletes, various managers and promoters. But when caring for history, tradition, quality, it is important to count the money.