Conor McGregor arrived out of nowhere to announce his retirement from preventing following UFC 250 on Saturday. Though it was a little bit of a sideswipe, UFC president Dana White was not astonished. Following all, the with the recent point out of the entire world, not substantially surprises him any extra.
“Conor McGregor is disappointed ideal now because … I signify, seem what is heading on. Look at what we’re pulling off. We’re virtually just likely to Yaz Island right now to pull off these fights because the most difficult detail to do correct now is to get men and women into the state from other pieces of the earth,” White explained to ESPN’s First Acquire.
“We are a accurate world organization. We’re the only kinds that are pulling off are living athletics correct now. If I proceed to do fights in the United States, I’m going to melt away out all of my American expertise. So now we’ve received Yaz Island prepared to go. It is established up.”
So what does that have to do with McGregor remaining annoyed? Properly, getting UFC Battle Island completely ready to roll really should open up up several additional alternatives for quite a few more athletes to commence competing once more. That could open up the door for an opponent that could possibly tempt McGregor back again to the Octagon.
Ideal now, McGregor does not see significantly that excites him, therefore his modern retirement announcement.
He needed UFC light-weight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov, but he was lined up with Tony Ferguson. Then, when Khabib experienced to drop out because of Russia’s lockdown, Justin Gaethje stepped in to battle Ferguson. Gaethje gained, earning a shot at Khabib.
According to White, McGregor wishes a fight with Gaethje or Khabib, but that’s not heading to take place suitable now. Gaethje earned his shot at Khabib, which is a situation that White says McGregor could be in right now, but declined.
“This is just a issue of Conor becoming pissed off, I think, and that he just can’t get what he wants ideal now. It is just not possible. He wishes to struggle (Justin) Gaethje. Gaethje just won to get the struggle with Khabib. He just conquer Tony Ferguson,” White stated.
“Conor had the chance to slide into that place if Khabib or Tony fell out. He arrived back and mentioned, ‘I’m not a substitute fighter. I’m not gonna do it.’ He would be in that situation appropriate now if he took the combat. He did not Gaethje did so Gaethje will get it.”
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Dana White not shocked by Conor McGregor retirement announcement
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