‘Would Do It for Free’ – Conor McGregor Had Some Things to Say About the UFC TUF

Published 08/31/2021, 9:59 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 12: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor trains during an open workout at his gym on August 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is inarguably the most popular star to be a part of MMA. ‘Notorious’ is well known throughout the world and is one of the highest-earning athletes in the world. According to Forbes, McGregor was the highest-paid athlete in the 2020-2021 season.

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Presently McGregor is recovering from the leg injury he suffered during his fight with Dustin Poirier. During this time, ‘Notorious’ has been spending a lot of time online and recently answered some fan questions on Twitter. One such question was that whether McGregor would coach on The Ultimate Fighter next season if the money was right.

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To this McGregor gave a reply which might have come as a surprise to many people. He wrote, “Would do it for free. I done it for free the last time essentially. I distributed my payout to my coaching staff.”

McGregor was earlier a part of The Ultimate Fighter 22, in which he was one of the coaches along with Urijah Faber. The coaching staff of McGregor’s team included Owen Roddy, Sergey Pikulskiy, Tom Egan, and Arkadiusz Sternalski.

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McGregor was the coach of Team Europe, and his team included fighters from all over the continent. During the course of the season, McGregor gave the fans various moments of pure entertainment. Therefore, if he ever becomes a coach in The Ultimate Fighter again, it will surely be a treat to watch.

What next for Conor McGregor?

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In his last fight, McGregor faced Dustin Poirier in their much-anticipated trilogy fight at UFC 264. ‘Notorious’ lost that fight via TKO (doctors stoppage) as his leg snapped towards the end of the 1st round. Because of the injury, McGregor has been medically suspended till 2022.

On his return, McGregor wishes to face Dustin Poirier in a 4th fight. However, as Poirier is set to challenge for the UFC lightweight title, that fight seems unlikely to happen.

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Who do you think Conor McGregor should fight on his return? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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