McGregor’s Future in UFC After COVID-19

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McGregor’s Future in UFC After COVID-19

The Ultimate Fighter’s Championship is slated to return on May 9th, with UFC Fans thrilled for the title headlining fight against Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. There are supporters also excited for the return of Conor McGregor after defeating Donald Cerrone earlier in 2020. When the Irishman has been asked on his arrival, he’s continuously demanded that safety if his first and primary concern. But the former UFC Champion could return by July if the pandemic is contained.

Conor McGregor’s Manager, Audie Attar from Paradigm Sports Management, confirmed that returning in July is possible. These two men will determine the safety standards associated with the UFC at the May 9th Pay-Per-View. If measures are deemed satisfactory, Conor McGregor and Dana White will evaluate the next fight for Ireland’s Gladiator. Attar noted that the Irishman is concerned about the health & safety of UFC workforces, that he’ll demand more reliable protocols if Dana White wants him to return.

Considering that McGregor brings hundreds of millions into the UFCs revenue stream, Conor holds this unique position of power. This display of power was shown towards Irish Politicians, with McGregor demanding more reliable social distancing measures. His requests became viral and were met by Irish Politicians, prompting the country to rally for a possible Presidential Campaign in Ireland.

The Three Events

Dana White announced in late April that the UFC would hold three PPVs from on May 9th, 13th and 16th. This is the highest number of PPV Fights that the Ultimate Fighters Championship has experienced historically. It shows the desperation to obtain profits for the 2nd quarter of this year. These matches wouldn’t have been possible without the Florida State Boxing Commission & Florida State Government approving Martial Arts as an essential service.

Dana White expressed his gratitude multiple times towards the FSG, which enabled the UFC President to keep his promise as the 1st sport to return during COVID-19. However, numerous critics have expressed their anger towards Dana White. This includes the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention. However, Donald Trump is good friends with Dana White, meaning there’ll be no repercussions onto the UFC President or Florida State Government.