Recent rumours have suggested that UFC lightweight Conor McGregor would walk away from a fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather a cool $75M US. If they are true on top of McGregor’s reported $40M US earnings last year he would have plenty to retire from fighting and give his family the high life for generations to come.
“You never know what he’s going to do next. If he beats Mayweather, I’m not sure that he will ever fight again, to be honest. I don’t know, but I could see him just floating off and doing something else crazy.”
Nelson is basing his comments on his experience with McGregor and that he know’s him very well. He doesn’t think that he will want to go back to purses which would nearly less than 40x his Mayweather earnings.
“I don’t really see what he wants to come into the UFC again for. I’m not sure. Obviously there’s always something. But he’s also having a baby, and I’m not sure where his mind is going to be. He’s going to have a ton of money anyway. Maybe he’ll do another boxing match or something if it goes well. Maybe he’ll get more money there and be more interested in that. I don’t know, we’ll see I guess. I have no idea.”
Check out what else Nelson had to say in the interview below: