UFC president is not surprised if Conor McGregor announced returning to the ring next year. Busy with matches on Fight Island and UFC 251, UFC president Dana White must not forget the retirement announcement that caused the tumultuous MMA of Conor McGregor.
However, contrary to previous times, White was quite apathetic and even claimed to never contact Conor to talk about this issue. He insisted he would consider Conor to be a retired martial artist.
Conor McGregor made his retirement announcement in early June
After the match against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, Conor McGregor returned to his native Ireland and began his activities as the COVID-19 epidemic spread in this country. On the UFC side, President Dana White said the reason why Conor has not returned because it has not been able to find a suitable opponent on both sides.
It is hard to find a suitable opponent for Conor
Ranked No. 4 at Lightweight, Conor McGregor no longer has a lot of options for the upper stage when now the most viable names are only Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier – the same punches in the Top 5 of the weight class.
Will Conor McGregor retire or not, and who will be the Irish fist punch nodded in agreement for the return date? Perhaps this question still takes time before Conor regains interest in playing again.
Does UFC no longer need McGregor?
Although Conor McGregor has retired a while ago, it now seems that UFC no longer needs his box office charm. The match between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman in the semi-finals at UFC 251 helped the event attract 1.3 million purchases via cable television, the highest number UFC has earned since 2.4 million.
According to UFC, the number just lost was quite impressive because Masvidal had not been in the plan to attend the event before, but his presence just 6 days before the event witnessed a sudden increase.