McGregor hints at Grappling tournament appearence
Conor Mcgregor today posted a series of clips of himself and training partner Dillon Danis doing some nogi rounds in NYC. At the end of a long post Mcgregor posted a series a questions which seems to hint of a grappling event that would feature himself and Danis.
“Would you like the see the highest grossing grappling event of all time?
The Worlds most lucrative grappling event ever to take place?
Would you like to see us both compete in it?
Against highly touted opposition?
I am eager to compete again
Life is good”
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Quite the game of human chess today, with the young modern day jiu jitsu master attacker of limbs, Dillon Danis. The Bison. I’ve never known a 200lb Bison to attack limbs so constant and so proficient. He is built like a Bison yet moves like a snake. A highly difficult and dangerous puzzle for any man, of any weight. Modern day jiu jitsu is a fascinating game to me. A lot of people like to talk with bitterness towards my friend young Dillon here, but this man is a Jiu jitsu world champion. Modern day. He also made his successful MMA debut with one of the nastiest and craftiest toe holds you will ever see in the game. The complete grimace on his opponents face as he had his entire foot and ankle tore to shreds before him. The way jiu jitsu is in this modern age, is wild to me. And now it is entering Mixed Martial Arts competition. Talk all you want, as you can talk without your limbs. It’s just you can’t do much else. This kid is highly, highly dangerous for anyone on this planet. Thank you for the rounds today brother! Would you like to see the rest of these rounds? Would you like to see the highest grossing grappling event of all time? The worlds most lucrative grappling event ever to take place? Would you like to see us both compete in it? Against highly touted opposition? I am eager to compete again. Life is good.
This Post comes on the back of a series of other posts regarding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his appreciation for the martial art. McGregor currently appears to be on holiday with his family while also doing some training. Last week he spoke about his appreciation for the Gracie family and his excitement to see Kron Gracie in his UFC debut.
Although professional grappling tournaments have significantly improved their salaries in recent years there is no precedent for paying a fee anywhere near what Mcgregor would surely require. However a tournament that featured Mcgregor would surely have a chance at being the most watched grappling event of all time.
Whether the UFC would allow Mcgregor to take part in such an event is another question altogether. He was allowed compete in a boxing match vs Floyd Mayweather but this event was co-promoted by the UFC parent company Zuffa. However there is some precedent for the UFC releasing their fighters to compete in grappling tournaments. In 2016 the UFC allowed Jon Jones to compete against Dan Henderson in a nogi match at Submission Underground 2 while he was serving a suspension.