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McGregor On The Sidelines: A Benefit Or Burden For UFC?”

5 months ago By Jhon Woug

Without marquee athletes like Conor McGregor, the direction of the UFC prompts captivating uncertainty. As undoubtedly the most significant superstar to ever step into the octagon, McGregor has been out of commission since experiencing an appalling leg fracture in his third bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 back in July 2021.

Many are wondering whether the UFC is better off having McGregor benched temporarily or if they should be advocating for his return as soon as possible. After a remarkable first-round knockout of Marcus Brimmage on April 6, 2013, McGregor began his journey in the UFC and quickly rose to fame.

It is undebatable that McGregor has left a serious imprint on the UFC. Two of these instances are considered to be in the top six highest-grossing pay-per-view events of all time, and he is credited for being one of the participants in them.

Through his performances, he has yielded profitable benefits and a way into positioning him as one of the renowned earning gains for the promotion workforce. Nevertheless, as a result of his continuous absence on the battlefield, members of the UFC find the personnel to shift their focus to new talents to mentor them.

McGregor has been in talks about a potential comeback for Cinder Chandler since his designation as coach on the Ultimate Fighter reality show. However, with all this fuss, nobody has heard any formal announcement yet, and it does not coincide with the UFC’s much-anticipated event 300, so the question regarding McGregor’s immediate plans to get back into the octagon persists.

Considering the loaded nature of the UFC, where MMA greats like Sean O’Malley, Jones Jon, Israel Adesanya, and Sean Strickland are, one should also wonder if Conor McGregor is already sidelined. Despite the fact that these fighters have proven how they get spectators and other promotional aspects through the sale of tickets, McGregor’s rank in pay-per-view revenues stands out.

Even though a pool of conference fighters have known skills, it may become a difficult task to copy McGregor’s near-unrivalled popularity. Because now he is a fighter with an unprecedented social media presence in the MMA, and his off-the-ring behaviour has earned him the prestigious status of a mainstream star. Thus, if, in pursuit of a perfect success, a hosted event is about to be held, McGregor’s return can not only prove to be pleasing but also required.

The Irishman’s influence does not have anything to do with the boundaries associated with mixed martial arts. Itó’s accomplishment in boxing, concluding with his most enthusiastically anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017, proved he can pull off MMA and captivate viewers across the globe. In addition, McGregor has also already vowed to broaden his already ambitious reach by making his acting debut with a role in the upcoming ‘Road House’, thus further establishing his presence beyond the sphere of competitive sports.

Having achieved the UFC welterweight title, Leon Edmunds gave his insight on McGregor’s influence in mixed martial arts. However, he recognised the importance of McGregor, who was the most important figure in reviving the sport into mass popularity and so emitting its victories further on. In other words, McGregor being recognised for numerous achievements—world champion in two weight classes for the very first time—are not only considered great achievements but also those that powered the development in this field.

New stars are cultivated and bred in the MMA arena, which keeps on developing with new, fascinating results. Although over time we would see fighters like Adesanya, O’Malley, Strickland, or even Jones bring their own zest and graciousness, McGregor’s influence will always be superior. His legacy has been bolstered by his broad appeal to the everyday fan while maintaining his stance on making sport a mainstream part of culture. McGregor has a longstanding influence on the UFC, and missing important UFC occasions for a considerable length of time will be felt bitterly when compared to other performers.

In order to drive the organisation to even higher achievement levels, the UFC should diligently find a balance of innovation and tradition to develop novice fighters without neglecting great veterans. The second point refers to the return of McGregor, which can indicate a magnetic thrust that reaches some excessively high potential that was previously undiscovered.

The UFC is at a crossroads as fans wait with bated breath over how good the possibility of McGregor returning will be. Controversy lingers on, given that with ‘Notorious’ blatantly nowhere near their latest charged impasse, there is a likelihood that deployment of different scales may seem like a complicated transitionary journey, more so with organisation, yet he is pretty much leaning heavily on his entertainment factor for the catchy and consequential tests that interest people everywhere.

McGregor’s depolarization results in thinking about the future direction of UFC when McGregor is out of touch. While promotion beckons with many exciting fighters who have the potential to rally fans, McGregor’s novel pzazz and glowing record in the pay-per-view market are reasons why the option to have him back could be irresistible.

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