With Boxing promoters following him around like a stalker with lucrative big money fights, UFC 2 division champion Conor McGregor is having a hard time getting himself excited for a fight with interim champion Tony Ferguson. In a recent interview with MMAWeekly, Conor explains.
“We’re in negotiation stage right now. That’s a lengthy process,” McGregor teased about his next fight when speaking to the BBC. “They’ve got to make me excited about it. I came from a crazy event, a record-breaking event, the billion dollar fight it was labeled. I made insane money. Then the opponents they’re trying to line up for me, an opponent [Tony Ferguson] with a $600,000 gate in Las Vegas.”
“A $600,000 gate in Las Vegas is unheard of, it’s abysmal. So it’s hard to get excited about that. 100,000 pay-per-view buys compared to my 6.5 million pay-per-view buys.”
“Tony Ferguson, it’s a hard one to get excited about, but we’re in negotiation stage,”
“Can they entice me? No doubt they can. Have they done yet? No.”