Conor McGregor Jr. is getting in on the fun early…
Presently locked in a rivalry with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor stands on the edge of a monster payday. After taking two belts during his UFC run so far, McGregor’s attention span for MMA seemed to run out.
Even before the Eddie Alvarez title win at UFC 205, the Irishman was looking to the boxing world. Although the sport is ultimately dying a painful death, the money in MMA in comparison is, well, no comparison.
“It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor told TheMacLife.com.
“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
So with the Irish name on the dotted line, it’s time for the license, and the application from McGregor is already in:
Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennet confirmed the news to Boxing News Online:
“Conor McGregor has submitted an application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a boxing license,” he said. “We are currently awaiting additional documents from him in support of his application.”
McGregor and son, Conor McGregor Jr., took this opportunity to troll Floyd on Instagram:
With Mayweather’s contract still in the works, Al Haymon will have to get to work. With a pure split reportedly worth around $200 million US dollars, the question is what will Conor McGregor do after this?
Many have speculated that McGregor will retire, but Dana White says this isn’t true. Perhaps he’s just trying to keep the MMA world interested in a fight that will ultimately make the UFC a ton of cash.
Mayweather’s Uncle’s Comments
As per Bloody Elbow, Jeff Mayweather says the UFC was demanding 80% of McGregor’s purse:
“80-20 percent,” Mayweather said. “(Conor) would have to take 20 percent, if he’s allowed to fight. And the one thing is that Dana’s his boss. He’ll still make more money than he ever did, but at the same time, that’s very tough pill to swallow.
“If somebody tells you ‘I’m gonna take 80 percent of your money, and you’re the one that’s fighting for it, that’s still a tough pill to swallow. Even if you made more money than you ever did. But, it is what it is.”
More to come on this story, we’re sure!