In July of 2015, the Notorious Conor McGregor won his first UFC championship after just a two year-stint with the UFC. In December of that year, it took just 13 seconds to win his second UFC championship.
To start off a new year 2016, McGregor embarked on arguably one of the greatest UFC rivalries of all-time alongside renown ninja/badass Nate Diaz. Their second bout generated the most money of any pay per-view at UFC 202.
That same summer, talent agency WME-IMG purchased the UFC from Zuffa LLC. for $4 billion dollars just ahead of their first event in Madison Square Garden, UFC 205.
Who else would WME-IMG get to headline a momentous occasion like that but McGregor? Just three months removed from his dog fight with Diaz, McGregor agreed to a bout with Eddie Alvarez for the latter’s lightweight championship at MSG’s UFC 205.
At that UFC 205 press conference, ESPN’s Darren Rovell asked McGregor how much he was worth to the UFC. McGregor responded “$4.2 billion dollars. That’s what I’m worth to this company.”
The next night, he finished Eddie Alvarez to win his third UFC championship. His first championship in the UFC lightweight division, and his first fight in the promotion’s weight class.
But McGregor hasn’t stepped in the octagon since.
Not only that, but the UFC’s alternative cash cow Ronda Rousey recently signed a full-time deal with the WWE.
With all the stars absent, and two years since his last fight, every hardcore fan and mainstream bandwagoner wants to know, where is Conor McGregor?
The lightweight title he won that night in New York City hasn’t been defended in two years. The interim champion, Tony Ferguson, has been on a war path ever since. He’s on a ten fight win streak, with his last victory being for the interim lightweight title.
It’s evident that the fight world does not want to wait for MMA’s biggest star ever, and neither does his employer.
UFC president Dana White confirmed to the LA times that he will strip McGregor of his title come Ferguson’s next fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov which is now for the world lightweight championship on April 7.
Time ticks and the world turns with or without Conor McGregor. But the fight world would love to see him freeze time yet again.
His enemies, his employer, and his fans all want to know, where is Conor McGregor?