Conor McGregor Keeps Out of the Octagon but Stays in the Headlines

Let’s check in on Conor McGregor, shall we?

When last we left him, in August, McGregor, the mixed martial arts fighter, was the talk of the sports world, earning untold millions for his first professional boxing match, against the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. He lost that bout but was expected to return as the undisputed superstar of the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon.

But will he? No less than Dana White, the U.F.C. president, said this week that McGregor might never fight again.

“We were working on a fight for him at the end of the year, and he’s just not ready,” White told reporters.

“Conor might never fight again,” he said, noting that McGregor has $100 million. “I’ve got guys who have made less than that, who were lawyers their whole lives, and quit working.”

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