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Five Reasons UFC Has To Pay Conor McGregor Whatever He Wants

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Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather
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3. They Let Him Fight Floyd Mayweather

Remember when Anderson Silva wanted to box against Roy Jones Jr.? Maybe you don’t remember┬ábecause 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.

  • Victor Ferreira

    For me the problem is
    exactly the McGregor, after him the UFC became a joke with the super fights like Bisping vs GSP…
    everyone wants to go to boxing, everyone wants to talk shit… I think, for UFC be
    what it was again, it has to start make the number 1 fighter against the number 2 and the number 3 fight the number 4 and goes on… stop with the fucking super fights!!

  • HeteroFriendly

    Hollywood needs to pay this guy.
    They’ve got money in their pockets for everything else they want.
    They need to pay the bill for it if they want conner mcgregor.

  • Wabbit

    UFC has lost its way, if it relies upon individuals such as McGregor for success.