UFC boss Dana White has weighed in on the ongoing McGregor-Mayweather feud and believes the unbeaten Mayweather is no match for his prized possession McGregor. McGregor is still yet to defend the featherweight belt he won previous year, and if he goes for a third fight with Nate Diaz when he returns, then it'll be even longer before he defends it.
"You can say, 'Hey, I want to fight Nate Diaz a third time.' Fine".
"It is not a good idea at all - he needs to leave that alone", said Ward. Mayweather also went on to say "But never compare Conor McGregor to me". McGregor, meanwhile, is listed at +900.
Because Conor McGregor's stand-up fighting was so impressive while capturing an unprecedented second simultaneously worn UFC belt last weekend, a mythical fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. became extended fodder for television debaters this week. "I don't even know what way to take it, it's going to mess with my head because I don't want to bring a child into anything like this", he added.
While we've yet to hear of any arrangements being made between McGregor and the UFC brass, it seems that one such celebrity has already stepped up to the plate: Mark Wahlberg.
The latest news to come out of Conor McGregor's camp is that he'll be taking some time off until at least May of 2017 to work on his new family.
You can't take anything away from what Conor McGregor was able to do Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. The lightweight and featherweight champion has hinted that he is seeking a stake in UFC ownership before he returns to the Octagon.
There are outside parties trying to unionize UFC fighters, but those efforts are barely getting off the ground.
Whether a McGregor-Mayweather bout would create the same amount of excitement and revenue as Mayweather-Pacquaio is something we won't know unless it happens, but considering both are the PPV kings of their respective sports those numbers are not beyond the realm of possibility. In moving up, he knocked bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and light-heavyweight title-holder Daniel Cormier to No. 3 and 4, respectively.
Or would it? Would McGregor be willing to sacrifice some of his money, even if it meant helping his fellow competitors achieve equal pay?