UFC legend Conor McGregor is showing no signs of calming down his partying ahead of his eagerly anticipated return to MMA.
Last week, ‘Notorious’ travelled to Las Vegas and watched Gervonta Davis stop Ryan Garcia before heading to a local casino and carrying on what appeared to be an epic night.
On Saturday, the former dual-weight UFC champion was in Colorado to watch Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s latest event which featured two of his former opponents.
After Eddie Alvarez eked out a split decision win over Chad Mendes, Mike Perry made former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold quit by mangling his teeth in the BKFC 41 main event.
Naturally, cameras were fixated on McGregor throughout the night, and he was seen enjoying the fights while drinking his famous Proper 12 Irish Whiskey.
At one point, he begins to swig from the bottle and everyone in the arena cheers him on before he stops and raises his drink to everyone inside the packed 1stBank Center.
Post-fight, Perry invited McGregor into the ring for a mock face-off.
The 34-year-old, feeling brave after some whiskey, decided to steal Perrys’ BKFC belt before going nose-to-nose with the former UFC welterweight in an intense but friendly staredown.
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McGregor gave props to the event organisers and fighters before expressing his love of bare-knuckle boxing and suggesting he may compete in the sport down the line.
He said: “It’s an incredible setup here. Incredible matchmaking. Incredible storytelling.
“I had to come here. I flew straight away. I was not going to miss this, and it did not disappoint. All these fighters that step in here are warriors and all have my respect.”
“I’m into this game. I’d be into this. How am I showing up here and I’ve already got the belt? Come get it, baby! Come get the strap, baby!”
The Irishman will soon be forced to put his partying on hold to focus on his comeback fight with Michael Chandler after almost two years sidelined due to an injury.
McGregor is expected to face ‘Iron’ at some point this year, but their fight does not yet have an official date, weight, or venue, and the UFC’s biggest star appears intent on enjoying himself for the time being.
However, he does have big plans for his final few years in MMA.
After beating Chandler, McGregor hopes to fight for the UFC welterweight title currently in the possession of British fighters Leon Edwards.
The goal is to become the first three-weight champion in company history after previously winning UFC belts at featherweight and lightweight.