In the aftermath of Sunday’s five-round battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, featherweight champion Conor McGregor couldn’t help but revel in the ability of his opponent to keep pressing forward, despite taking a beating almost every time he did.
CONOR McGregor got cracked with a hefty fine on Monday for his part in the UFC 202 press conference melee that unfolded in August ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting to determine the punishment for McGregor after the altercation that unfolded inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas a couple of months ago.
The last time Conor McGregor fought Nate Diaz, the novelty of the pairing couldn’t help but play at the fight game libido. It was wildly imaginative, crossing the stalkton with the Irish feather, and it was equally ridiculous for McGregor to just say "yes" to another opponent switch on 11 day’s notice at a weight that was twice removed from the only weight he’d known in the UFC.
Conor McGregor claims he has yet to be contacted by the UFC regarding the stripping of his featherweight title.
In late November, reports surfaced about the stripping of Conor McGregor’s UFC featherweight title. After being unable to defend it for an entire year, the UFC had apparently decided to take it away from him and reinstate then interim titleholder Jose Aldo as the undisputed 145-pound world champion.
When your fines and tweets make it on a nationally syndicated sports show, you know you're doing something right.
Conor McGregor's massive $150,000 fine levied against him by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his part in a water bottle battle with Nate Diaz and Co. -- and responding tweet -- was a topic on "Skip and Shannon: Undisputed" on FS1, where hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the hot topics in sports.
Retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- who walked away from the "sweet science" with a perfect record of 49-0 -- does not want you to compare him to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, because the former is an elephant and the latter is just an ant.
The UFC 202 pre-fight press conference started with Conor McGregor showing up late and it ended with bottles, cans and even cups of liquid being thrown by both camps as Nate Diaz was walking out. Nick Diaz also took to social media to say that a little girl was hit by one of those objects thrown in their camp's direction.
To a normal-working Joe, $150,000 is probably around two -- maybe three -- years worth of salary. For a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter on the low-end of the totem pole, so to speak, that's either a decent payday for one fight or two-to-three fights if you're barely starting out.
Conor McGregor claims to be more than ready for Nate Diaz’s grappling should the action spill to the ground in their upcoming rematch at UFC 202.
Following the loss to Diaz back in March, McGregor immediately shifted focus to fix the problems that cost him the fight and he became obsessed with the rematch.
Conor McGregor, one of the best fighters in UFC, says he’s still interested in fighting boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he comes up with the money to make the fight happen. McGregor, 27, reportedly wants a 50-50 deal to fight Mayweather, and he says he would go into the match confident that he would beat him in a boxing ring.
Conor McGregor doesn't buy that Jose Aldo really wants a rematch
It appears Conor McGregor is ready to put Jose Aldo behind him for good.
CONOR McGregor is a transcendent megastar who could become one of world sport’s biggest names - and Dana White needs to get out of his way for the UFC’s own good.
That’s just one strong opinion voiced in the US in the wake of McGregor’s extraordinary win over Nate Diaz in their rematch at UFC 202, the third-highest rating PPV in the history of MMA’s biggest promotion and McGregor’s third entry into the all-time top four.
After Conor McGregor made over $3 million for beating Nate Diaz at UFC 202, UFC president Dana White put some pressure on his biggest star to return to the featherweight division and defend his championship belt against Jose Aldo. White's exact words on SportsCenter: "Conor has to defend his title or make a decision to give it up."
The announcement for the bout between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez was less than 24 hours ago. Yet the two went at it verbally like old rivals Tuesday.
The UFC had five pay-per-view events eclipse one million buys, four of which were headlined by Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey.
The UFC’s 2016 was a fantastic one in terms of viewership. Through three Conor McGregor fights, Ronda Rousey’s end-of-year return, and Brock Lesnar’s one-off comeback, the UFC had an extraordinary five PPVs reach at least one million buys in a calendar year, which is a first for either MMA or boxing. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer broke down the numbers.
Conor McGregor is confident that he will compete in boxing, not MMA, on his next bout.
Conor McGregor doubled up on recent talks about a possible boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. According to the 2-division MMA champion, whether the UFC is on board on not, he is confident his next bout will be in a ring instead of a cage.
LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor has altered many things going into this rematch with Nate Diaz. One of them? Not making any decisions yet on what will be next after UFC 202.
Conor McGregor’s striking coach says Khabib Nurmagomedov would be an interesting fight
Shortly after Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, he announced that he will be taking a bit of a break from fighting. With the layoff, having a baby on the way, and even demanding for a stake in the company, everything seems up in the air at this point.
Naturally, the people have been asking about what’s next for Conor, and while the final decision rests with the dual-champion, his coaches have started to weigh in on the topic. Striking coach Owen Roddy appeared at The MMA Hour and he was asked who he would like McGregor to fight next.
CONOR McGregor will soon have a decision to make regarding his next fight and whether or not he’s going to keep his featherweight title or pursue another goal inside the Octagon.
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