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Dana White has claimed that Conor McGregor "may never fight again" as he questioned the Dubliner's motivation to return to the Octagon.

McGregor hasn't competed for UFC since UFC 205 more than one year ago, and White told reporters Tuesday that McGregor "might never fight again".

Conor McGregor, the biggest star in the UFC and a wealthy man after his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, is now allegedly a target of the Irish mafia after a bar fight in Dublin.

But, McGregor earned more in one fight against Mayweather than he did in his entire UFC career. "Money changes everything with a lot of people".

There's still no confirmation as to whether or not Conor McGregor really did get himself into a bar fight with members of the Kinahan drug cartel in Ireland on Sunday night, but that hasn't stopped a ton of European tabloids from running the story (without his name, to avoid potential libel lawsuits if it's all bogus). "The guy's got $100 (expletive) million".

White added: 'Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you've got $100 million in the bank.

McGregor hasn't fought in UFC since winning the 155-pound title in November 2016 by knocking out Eddie Alvarez and hasn't defended the title.

UFC President Dana White has already confirmed that Ferguson would be McGregor's next opponent.

"He's major, so that's not going to end well for [McGregor]". "But if Conor walks away and doesn't ever want to fight again, it's part of the game".

Regardless of whom he fights, McGregor has stated that he is no longer interested in fighting for a traditional fight purse, but would rather prefer to have a stake in the promotion he's participating in - much like he did with the debut of McGregor Sports and Entertainment against Mayweather this August. There was one particular rumor that gained steam in October which was centered around McGregor making an appearance in WrestleMania early next year. "If this was true, I would just have to believe it would be off-the-charts insane".

"Every time you talk to Conor, you don't know", he said. "Not to say he can't - it's possible for anybody".

White said, "I've got guys that made less than that, and were lawyers, and went to school their whole life and quit working". The octagon is where McGregor belongs if he hopes to retain the persona he's created, at least until he figures out what he wants to do after fighting.