Conor McGregor signs up for SIX more fights in the UFC
The deal includes his fight with Khabib.
UFC President Dana White told ESPN on Thursday that Irish fighter Conor McGregor had agreed a contract with the UFC that will see him involved in at least six more fights within the organisation.
The Crumlin man's relationship with the UFC had looked rocky after his attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov's team bus back in April, but McGregor's involvement is simply too lucrative for the UFC to leave behind.
White said at yesterday's press conference for UFC 229 that the PPV sales for McGregor's next fight are trending toward 2.5 million buys — which would destroy the company's previous record of 1.6 million.
No other details about the contract have been revealed - neither dates nor opponents - but it's safe to assume that a final fight in the McGregor vs Nate Diaz trilogy will be placed somewhere in there.
McGregor is also using the contract as an opportunity to promote his new whiskey, Proper No. 12. The brand will appear on the Octagon for each of his future fights, including 6 October.
When asked if Proper No. 12 would be on show in the Octagon, McGregor said: "You bet your bollocks it is. On the canvas. On the canvas. Like [Khabib's] blood will be on the canvas."