Conor McGregor is currently healing from his injury suffered during the fight he had against Dustin Poirier earlier this year. The injury was specifically a broken leg. That didn’t stop him from taking to Twitter to answer some fan questions yesterday. He addressed his injury, a bunch of other topics, but interestingly enough, he also announced just how many fights he has left on his UFC contract.
Two is the number, as it would turn out, and that’s a pretty big deal, as many have been wondering just in what direction he would be headed in after his multiple losses to Poirier. He stated on Twitter yesterday, his current UFC contract status.
“I have two fights left on my contract, I’d love to be with the UFC for life. I am the UFC! We shall see.”
Many have speculated that the hunger that fighters need is no longer present in McGregor – the hunger needed to win fights – and that’s no critical knock. It’s a phenomenon that happens to a lot of fighters, especially when certain levels of money and comfort are established that weren’t present in said fighter’s lives before they made their way up in the sport.
It happened to Rousey and it’s happened to others. Speaking of Rousey, many have speculated that McGregor will perhaps parlay his established fame into professional wrestling, but if you ask him, which someone obviously did yesterday, he wants to be in the UFC for a long time to come.
It’ll be interesting to see just which two opponents he officially lines up for himself, if he can win, and just what happens after those last two fights for the UFC are officially done and over with. We’ll keep you posted.