Conor McGregor fight many expected but few wanted might actually happen

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I still think there's a good chance it will (if Conor wants it) but if it doesn't, it'll have nothing to do with the integrity of the fight and the sport and everything to do with Nate demanding $20 million to fight Conor (or anyone else). Officially, yes. But people want to see me versus Tony Ferguson.

While the Irishman has been cruising the Mediterranean Sea in a yacht and hanging out with his son following the fight, Mayweather recently purchased a swanky house in Los Angeles.

"As a fighter [I'm] a little more ruthless maybe, a little bit more certain and a little bit more dangerous - if I am being honest - because there is another one I am fighting for". "Conor is the official champion but not the people's champion".

He also said he intends to fight in UFC next: "Look, I've got the UFC title to defend and that means something to me".

Per Alex Terrell of The Sun, he said: "I know Al Haymon's talking to Dana White. Even if it's not the next fight, even if it's an MMA fight in his next fight, there's no way he should be walking away from this fight unless he has no balls". This past March, Nurmagomedov was pulled from his UFC 209 fight with Ferguson the day before the event after he was transported to the hospital due to weight cutting issues.

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That is what Conor is after, right? The former 170lb king faces the middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC 217. Just 29 years old and a pro-fighter since 2008, with 15 wins by knock out under his belt, McGregor is an icon to his faithful fans who remain absorbed by his peerless skill, his fearless attitude and his infamous swagger. A window into the world of one of sport's true individuals, this is timely, essential viewing. If I beat Tony Ferguson and take the interim championship belt.

"This fight will pay him more, this fight will get him more exposure". I know he's stuck for some money.

The bout was a financial hit.

Evan Zivin has been writing for 411 MMA since May of 2013.

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