UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is just a few weeks away from facing Floyd Mayweather in a boxing super fight.
There is some trepidation among the UFC brass that McGregor may not return after the super fight and that is something UFC President Dana White admits can happen.
“I had a bunch of guys who worked for us in the UFC and made a bunch of money and they’re gone now. You know? You just don’t know, if he’s going to come in and make this kind of money, he might never fight again,” White said to MMA Fighting.
If White’s claim turns out to be true in the end, that would mean that McGregor’s victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was the final Octagon appearance for the Irishman.
White also knows that it’s McGregor call in the end and he has already done a lot for the sport of MMA.
“That’s part of the deal, you know?” White said. “This kid has done a lot for the sport, a lot for the company and this is the fight that he wanted, so we’re going to give it to him. And if this is the end of his career, then it is what it is. “
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.