A stunning 2016 for Conor McGregor was topped by becoming RTE’s Sportsperson of the Year, a feat he beat 11 other athletes to.
But after becoming the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold two titles across two weight-classes, McGregor doesn’t want to slow down. Asked about taking a break, he told RTE: “I don’t know. I know Dana (White) has been on record, he’s saying ’10 months, he’s taking 10 months’, I don’t know.
“Originally I thought the baby was being born in March and then it was May so maybe I could get in another (fight).
“I just don’t know. I’m weighing up my options.”
The Irishman also spoke about the possibility of a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, sending more shots the American’s way.
“I’ve got the boxing licence. His last pay-per-view was 350,000 buys. The fight was a flop, it was a dud. His last two fights have been duds.
“I certainly don’t need him.
“Of course the Floyd fight is the fight the public want to see, but we’ll see. These things take time.”
Who knows if a fight between the two will ever actually happen, but the fact that McGregor could be fighting anyone in early 2017 is definitely something to look forward to.
And with rumours that a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is on the cards for an interim lightweight title, aka the one McGregor just lifted, maybe The Notorious will feel like the beginning of next year is not the time for a break.