The Irishman has Spoken!
After Conor McGregor’s “retirement” statement a few days back threw the UFC into a whirlwind of speculations and bewilderment, the Irish fighter has come out to make things clear.
Posted in his Facebook page was a lengthy post clarifying his status as a fighter in the UFC, as well as telling his fans (and UFC) that he needs time for himself, his training, and preparation for a rematch with Nate Diaz. And he can’t do that if he has to do promotional work.
There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.
50 world tours, 200 press conferences, 1 million interviews, 2 million photo shoots, and at the end of it all I’m left looking down the barrel of a lens, staring defeat in the face, thinking of nothing but my incorrect fight preparation. And the many distractions that led to this.
Conor also mentions that UFC denied him some time for himself
I will always play the game and play it better than anybody, but just for this one, where I am coming off a loss, I asked for some leeway where I can just train and focus. I did not shut down all media requests. I simply wanted a slight adjustment.
But it was denied.
There had been 10 million dollars allocated for the promotion of this event is what they told me.
Conor also took the time to throw a curve ball towards Nate Diaz (really smooth, Conor):
It is time for the other monkeys to dance. I’ve danced us all the way here.
Nate’s little mush head looks good up on that stage these days. Stuff him in front of the camera for it.
You can view his lengthy post here.
What do you think of Conor’s response? Do you think a better, stronger, and badder McGregor will reemerge in the octagon?