McGregor intends to keep boxing, and fighting in MMA

Saturday, August 12, 2017

In April of 2013 Conor McGregor had his first fight in the UFC, and won a $60,000 performance bonuse. He said that would allow him to get off welfare.

In June of this year, Forbes estimated that McGregor earned $27 million for his two fights in the previous 12 months. Breaking the $10 million mark has been done by only a handful of fighters in MMA.

On August 26, McGregor will make an estimated $100 million to box Floyd Mayweather. You don’t have to be a math expert to know that 100 is a whole lot more than a little over 10. And Notorious has more reasons than money to keep stepping into the ring.

“I love the sport of boxing,” said McGregor. “Boxing has been dear to my heart my whole, entire life. So I will contend in boxing bouts, going forward, and I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward. I will rule both with an iron fist, and that’s where my mindset is. So…”

McGregor has a contract with the UFC that prohibits competing in boxing. The league waived that for this MayMac, and are getting a handsome return for the waiver. They will presumably be talked into allowing it again. Assuming McGregor puts on a better performance vs. Money than he would sprinting vs. Usain Bolt, expect a rematch with Mayweather, and a match with former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi.