UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn was recently in conversation with Sportskeeda's own Chris Featherstone. During the UnSKripted chat, not only did the former WWF Superstar reveal his prediction for this weekend's fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, but he also gave his take on former UFC Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor.
With Conor McGregor reportedly edging closer to a return to the Octagon in January of 2021, Dan Severn briefly opened up about his thoughts on The Notorious One's multiple retirements and comebacks into the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
Dan Severn gives his thoughts on Conor McGregor's retirements and comebacks
Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest Superstar in the fight game. Amid this year's UFC 250 pay-per-view, Conor McGregor, much to everyone's shock, announced his retirement from MMA. However, following a recent turn of controversial events with UFC President Dana White, the Irishman is now set to return to the Octagon in January.
While being unsure if Conor McGregor needs the money or not, Dan Severn did acknowledge the fact that the former UFC Double Champion is quite a marketable athlete. Severn said:
Does he need the money? I don't know. I have read a couple of things that he has a mansion in California, he's got a mansion back in Ireland. I hear he has got a few different businesses going. Hopefully he's saved some of that money away because a lot of athtetes are not going to realize how short their day in the sun really is. He is marketable. He has learned some things in the beginning.
Check out Dan Severn's comments regarding Conor McGregor in the video below:
Conor McGregor's return to the UFC in 2021
Conor McGregor is reportedly set for his Octagon return in early 2021. The Irishman will face Dustin Poirier in a rematch from their bout in 2014. McGregor defeated the former interim Lightweight Champion at Featherweight in their previous fight.
The last time Conor McGregor was seen in the UFC was in January of 2020. He made his return to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 and dispatched Cowboy within 40 seconds of the first round. McGregor, who has one eye on a potential rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov, could find himself in contention for a second fight against The Eagle if he beats Dustin Poirier. However, Nurmagomedov himself has claimed he isn't interested in a rematch against the Irishman.