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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao might be finally in the works

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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao might be finally in the works but the UFC opposes

There is an interesting theory to why the UFC is taking so long to get Conor McGregor back in action and Manny Pacquiao is involved.

Ever since Conor McGregor has been ready to go back to the UFC, there have been many theories to why it has taken him so long to make that comeback. There is a new theory from former UFC fighter and podcaster Brendan Schaub that could carry some important weight to why this is happening. Schaub shared his insight into what could be happening behind the scenes between Conor McGregor and UFC president Dana White. This comes out at the same time Manny Pacquiao released a training video where he shows he is still fight to fight despite being 45 years old. It also paints a much more transparent picture into the combat sports business that regular fans don’t get to see often.

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The main reason Dana White decided to allow only Conor McGregor to fight Floyd Mayweather is very simple, he is the athlete that brings the most attention to the company by far. Out of the entire salary given to all UFC fighters combined, it has been reported that Conor earns nearly a third of that money all for himself. But there is a problem for the UFC as Conor’s contract only has a year left and they still haven’t gotten him to sign a new one. If he decided to leave the company, this would be a massive blow for the UFC in face of all their publicity deals for the future.

A great deal of the value these companies see in the UFC is due to Conor McGregor’s involvement. Brendan Schaub thinks that one of the main reasons his return is dragging so much has to do with the fact that he hasn’t agreed to sign a new deal yet. Brendan also thinks Conor McGregor prefers to fight Manny Pacquiao inside a boxing ring before he continues fighting inside an octagon. This means that if Dana wants to keep Conor in the organization, he will have a make it worth his while. All of this would explain why Dana White has unilaterally moved Conor McGregor’s next fight date from June 29 to the fall.

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