UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor was last seen suffering a tenth round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather this past August in his professional boxing debut.
The Irishman will have to end his combat sports career at some point in the future, but do not expect him to get involved in politics afterwards.
"I look at politicians and they're almost hated by everyone and I don't want to be in that position,” he said to the BBC. "I like to help people and do my thing from where I'm at. I’m almost my own President (in) my own way. I don’t really need to get into politics. Whatever I say, whatever I do, it's everywhere. If I do good, it’s blowing up everywhere, if I do bad it’s blowing up everywhere.”
McGregor is expected to return to the Octagon for his next fight and the UFC wanted him to fight before the end of the year.
Instead of getting himself involved in politics, the fighter would simply like to use his power for good.
"I must use my power and my position of power to do good. I'm not going to seek a title, what would be the purpose of me going into politics? Would it be revenue? What does a politician earn, 100,000 a year? I'm talking half a million a month I'm on, and that’s nothing to do with (fighting). I'm happy where I am at, I am the president in my own way,” says McGregor.
Recently, the UFC Lightweight Champion found himself in hot water after he was caught using a homophobic slur backstage at UFC Fight Night Gdansk.