Conor McGregor has said he wants to keep fighting, and that he plans to take a MMA bout next, but Joe Rogan doesn’t believe that will happen before he’s stripped of the UFC’s lightweight crown.
Unless you’re brand new to all this MMA stuff, then you know McGregor hasn’t fought in the Octagon since November, 2016, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez to become the lightweight champ. Now that we’re over four months removed from McGregor’s loss to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, talk about when and who the Irish fighter will face next, is widespread.
“I think they’re going to strip him, because Conor’s got $100 million in the bank, and he’s having fun and talking (expletive), and he’s going to keep training,” Rogan said. “And he’s going to make a big fight in the future, but I think Khabib (Nurmagomedov) and Tony (Ferguson) is the big fight and (expletive), they might even do that one in Russia. They’re talking about doing a big fight in Russia.”
Dana White has said that McGregor needs to fight before August, in order to avoid being stripped of the title, so Rogan could be on point here.