UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is currently sidelined through May due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn son. Following McGregor’s historic UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight championship, McGregor revealed that his big announcement was his girlfriend, Dee Devlin’s pregnancy. The ‘Notorious’ admitted that he was nervous about fatherhood, and bringing a child into a life of superstardom. McGregor also revealed that with the new UFC owners now steering the ship, he would like to receive equity in the promotion if the new WME-IMG owners would like him to continue fighting.
Despite his layoff, McGregor’s name has continued to make headlines for his rumored involvement in a potential Floyd Mayweather superfight. While no deal has been made official yet, reports have continued to surface that indicate negotiations are ongoing, and a deal, while still far off, could potentially be reached.
Interestingly enough, Conor McGregor posted a photo to social media with former UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, along with a rather intriguing caption:
I came up under Lorenzo Fertitta and the Fertitta regime. Nobody in the history of the fight game has come up as fast and as young as I have. I now, at 28 years of age, have my eyes firmly set on the 'highest paid fighter' and 'highest earning athlete' accolades. Understand and respect what you are witnessing here. Because not one of you can do nothing to stop it.
Social media users weren’t the only ones to take note of the situation, as Ariel Helwani took to Twitter to point out that there could very well be another element to the photo and caption that fight fans are unaware of yet.
This photo largely flew under the radar when it was posted but it is no random photo. File this one away for a later date. https://t.co/jx20wASAvW
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 25, 2017
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/25/2017.