UFC President Dana White is apparently done waiting for MMA superstar Conor McGregor to make his comeback in the Octagon. According to the UFC head honcho, McGregor will be stripped of his championship title if he doesn’t fight by September.
McGregor’s most recent match was held in the ring where he faced undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. during his boxing debut last August. The 29-year-old Irishman was unsurprisingly defeated via stoppage in the 10th round, but he did take home a fat paycheck estimated to be around $30 million.
Since then, McGregor has seemed to lose interest in returning to the Octagon unless he is given the lion’s share of the payout, a demand White refuses to give in to. But we can’t really blame The Notorious since getting anything below what he earned fighting Mayweather doesn’t seem as attractive anymore, especially if he’s going to get hurt.
McGregor has also recently been posting throwback photos of his lucrative boxing match that suggests he’d rather get another shot at Mayweather for another profitable pay day.
So far, potential opponents lined up for McGregor’s comeback include longtime nemesis Nate Diaz, former boxing two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi, and UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson.
The last time McGregor fought in the Octagon was back in November 2016 against Eddie Alvarez, who he knocked out to win the UFC lightweight championship.