UFC head Dana White says he fears Conor McGregor will never fight once more.
McGregor has been partying laborious since his cross-code fight with Floyd Mayweather led to defeat in August.
The Irish MMA famous person have been because of make his go back to the Octagon in opposition to Tony Ferguson on December 30, however that fit is not going down with McGregor no longer even again in complete coaching.
He was once stuck up in controversy previous this month when he stormed the cage at Bellator 187 and was once enthusiastic about a brawl with the referee.
And amid claims the 29-year-old was onceÂ enthusiastic about a brawl on an evening out in Dublin remaining week, UFC president White admits he fears the fighter goes off the rails.
White mentioned:Â âWe had been gonna fight him, irrespective of what McGregorâs supervisor Audie Attar says.
“We had been running on a fight for him on the finish of the yr. And heâs simply no longer in a position.
“Listen, Conor would possibly never fight once more. The manâs were given a f****** hundred million greenbacks.
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âThese guys generate income and thatâs it. Fighting is the worst.
“Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when youâve got $100 million in the bank. Money changes everything for a lot of people.”
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White when put next McGregor to Jon Jones, any other fighter who struggled to maintain the acclaim after achieving the highest.
Jones has noticed his stellar occupation blighted by means of two failed medicine exams, having long past off the rails after discovering repute at a tender age.
White added: âHeâs a tender, wealthy child who’s a god in Ireland. Thatâs no longer the healthiest surroundings both. Itâs all a part of it.
“I donât know should you guys be mindful within the very starting with Jon Jones.
“Thereâs unquestionably the skill was once there. I used to move, âThe guy is talented, but heâs younger, heâs wealthy, heâs the king of the sector now. Hopefully he can stay it in combination.â
“That was once method earlier than the loopy s*** began to occur. And there it’s. It occurs.
âWhatâs weird is it happens more in this sport, in fighting, in the fighting business, more than any other sport.â
Jones used to discuss with the individuals who would encompass him in his hay-day as âcling-onsâ and White believes McGregor has his fair proportion as smartly.
âConor has got a lot, too,â White mentioned. âWhen he travels, heâs were given frigginâ other people for days with him.
“When you are making that more or less cash, youâre that well-known and also youâre a certified athlete, youâre gonna have an overload of cling-ons.â
McGregor hasnât fought within the UFC since he received the light-weight belt in opposition to Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 at UFC 205.
White mentioned its no longer a question of if McGregor will shield his name or vacate it, they’ve to first type out his contract with the UFC.
âWe need to figure that out,â White mentioned. âRight now, with him itâs not about defend or vacate. Weâre working on a new deal with him right now.â