After a run of “money fights,” we may finally see a UFC title defense from lightweight champion Conor McGregor in the near future.
Conor McGregor seems finally ready to defend his UFC title. As the organization’s most popular fighter (by far) – and the only one currently who attracts a mainstream audience – the Irishman superstar has had a run of “money fights”; fights that don’t make the most sense going by the rankings but receive lots of attention and a lot of pay-per-views. Most notably, McGregor’s last bout, his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August.
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.
Conor McGregor spoke about signing a deal to box Floyd Mayweather.
Dana White recently went on TNT after an NBA Playoffs broadcast to give an update about the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match, and announce that McGregor’s side of the deal has been finalized. The two-division champion has since issued his own statement, saying he has signed a historic contract.
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.
Three boxers also join Conor McGregor in Forbes’ top 100 list.
Last year, Conor McGregor was ranked #85 in Forbes’ Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes list after having 3 successful pay-per-view bouts with the UFC. This year, he was credited for just 2 fights, but he still managed to earn significantly more, jumping up 61 slots to #24 on the list.
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.
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has laid out some demands for his next fight.
Whether it is a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz or a unification title fight against Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor’s next MMA career move remains unclear. But what is certain is that he is not open to just sign on the dotted line of a contract without a handsome deal in place.
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 doesn't buy that Jose Aldo really wants a rematch
It appears Conor McGregor is ready to put Jose Aldo behind him for good.
According to Dana White, Conor McGregor had some harsh words for top-ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson.
Many fans consider Tony Ferguson to be the unofficial No. 1 contender in the UFC lightweight rankings, but 155-pound champion Conor McGregor doesn't think 'El Cucuy' deserves a 'f—-ing dime'.
Conor McGregor declines Vasyl Lomachenko’s offer to step in as a sparring partner.
Conor McGregor’s recent rifts with sparring partners have been a talked about topic, as of late. This all stemmed from his conflict with former world champion Paulie Malignaggi about some leaked boxing photos and supposed “mistreatment” and other issues.
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.
Conor McGregor has never been shy about looking ahead when it comes to his mixed martial arts career.
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."
It looks like Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will face off for the first time on July 11th.
Are you ready for the promotional vehicle to start moving forward for the big Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match on August 26th? Well, it’s about to. Despite reports that McGregor and Mayweather would hold their first press conference in London, it appears that they will go face-to-face in Los Angeles first. On July 11th at the Staples Center, to be exact.
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.
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