It looks like it's going to be a while until we see Conor McGregor back in the Octagon.
After taking out #EddieAlvarez at #UFC205, McGregor announced he was going to have his first child with long-time girlfriend, Dee Devlin. After reaching the highest point in his career, McGregor would be the perfect showman and leave us all wanting more, but how long until we see the Irish dynamo back in the Octagon?
“[McGregor] won’t fight before May,” White said to the LA Times. “His girl [Dee Devlin] gets super stressed out when he fights. He doesn’t want her having any of that stress while she’s pregnant. He should take time off. He’s been fighting nonstop. Nothing wrong with him taking time off. It’s good for him and her and it’s good for the baby.”
It's no secret that the UFC has earned millions from McGregor and leaned on him heavily as a top earner for the company. Now, the UFC will have to come up with another plan with their cash cow out for at least six months.
“We’ve done this for 16 years, with a lot of big stars who couldn’t fight or moved on — Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre,” White said. “There’s not a day in this office I don’t get the question, ‘What are we going to do about this guy?’ Every day I turn around, I’ve got a reporter saying we’ve peaked. If I listened to any of that, we probably would be done."
Make way for interim lightweight champion #KhabibNurmagomedov.