If it is fighting words you want, you need look no further than Irishman Conor McGregor. If it is actual fighting you want, UFC fighting, you will have to look elsewhere, as McGregor has not been in the UFC octagon for a fight in over two years.
Where is Dana White when you need him?
If McGregor has no intentions of stepping back into the UFC arena, he should relinquishhis belts or have them taken from him.
There is certainly a television reality show or a radio talk postion that could accommodate McGregor, although the day might have to be expanded in order for McGregor to have time enough to say everything. It is doubtful that he could increase his pace much.
There seems to be little for McGregor on offer, so far as the lightweights are concerned. He destroyed Jose Aldo, so it would seem that it would be the next class up, the welterweights that holds any appeal, although it is highly doubtful that he could expect the sort of payday he got for providing target practice for Floyd Mayweather.
Tony Ferguson is worthy, having gone unbeaten in 10 fights over the span of almost six years and Khabib Nurmagomedov has won 25 times over the span of nine years.
White seems to think a Ferguson/Nurmagomedov fight has to take place before McGregor would step back in.
“Hopefully he starts to get the itch to come back and hopefully we can get him back this summer,” White told ESPN SportsCenter before UFC 219.“Whoever wins the Barboza-Khabib fight while we’re trying to figure out this Conor mess could end up fighting Tony Ferguson for the opportunity to fight Conor McGregor.”
Does McGregor have cold feet when it comes to Nurmagomedov?
“If I fight with Conor, he has a chance with his boxing — for a couple minutes,” Nurmagomedov said via the Los Angeles Times.
“But what about when I wrestle with him, show him takedown looks? I can stand, wrestle, grapple. My time has come. He has to come back to fight.”