Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor doesn’t need a fight to headline (and sell out) a pay-per-view (PPV) event, one of the perks of being the most popular mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the world.
“Notorious” conducted a sit-down interview with Ariel Helwani last January in Manchester — nearly causing a riot in the process — and will return to England once again for a second interview with UFC analyst Dan Hardy.
“An Evening with Conor McGregor” takes place Sat., Sept. 30, 2017 inside Indigo at O2 Arena in London, with tickets priced anywhere from £60 to £595. It will also stream on PPV, though a price point has yet to be established.
UFC does not have an event booked that night.
McGregor is probably even more popular than he was the first time he sat down for a chat with fans, thanks to his technical knockout loss in last month’s boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada.
See the replay here.
An Octagon return is expected later this year and with any luck, his “Notorious” plans will be revealed on Sept. 30 across the pond.