3. They Let Him Fight Floyd Mayweather
Remember when Anderson Silva wanted to box against Roy Jones Jr.? Maybe you don’t remember because it never ended up happening. This was the greatest middleweight fighter of all-time, and the UFC denied him of that opportunity.
So why did they allow McGregor to box Mayweather? One word, and it’s obvious: money.
It may have earned them a massive payday in the short term, but his kind of blatant favoritism clearly demonstrates that McGregor is in a different class altogether.
And after receiving his upwards of $100 million payday, the UFC will surely have to up the ante if they want to keep McGregor in the octagon, which only means more power and more money for the UFC’s most powerful name.