Conor McGregor triumphed over Nate Diaz, defeating him at the five-round battle at UFC 202, after suffering a blow at the UFC 196 from the American. But while he decides his next fight, he could be planning his wedding to longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin.
The duo is expected to step into the Octagon for a third fight but if the trilogy takes place, McGregor may have to let go of his featherweight belt. The Irishman admitted he was looking for opportunities other than the trilogy battle with Diaz, keeping the option of a well-debated war with Floyd Mayweather open. However, when asked if a third fight against Diaz is possible he said, “Probably not. The belt situation is lingering.”
He added there’s a lot of option and he needs to talk about what’s next. “I’ve got to sit down and see what piece of the pie they’re offering me now, and take it from there,” he was quoted as saying by the Mail Online.
In a post-fight interview, Diaz sounded quite forthcoming of a third fight. “I thought I won that fight” the Mirror.co.uk quoted Diaz as saying. “Hey good job today, Conor, but we’re going for three. For real. Until then I ain’t coming back.”
Now that Conor McGregor is waiting for the next steps in his career, marriage to Devlin could be a possible option on the Irishman’s list. He could be a tough opponent in the ring, but to his lady love, he is nothing less than a romantic and loving partner, who do proudly acknowledges his girlfriend’s role in his life and in shaping his career.
“She has helped me throughout this career…If It wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today,” the MMA fighting quoted him as saying in 2015. “So definitely, I love to spoil her…She does not work anymore, I hired her to the business…She works for me now and collects the cheques.”
Being the only fighter in the family is not enough for McGregor and he wishes to raise a few more fighters with Devlin. “I feel like I’ll spawn a few world champions,” he told the Wall Street Journal.