Hey Sherdoggers, I know theres a lot of McGregor haters as well as McGregor nut huggers on here. I've been reading a lot of stuff on mcgregor recently on the forums and Im kind of just curious, why some of you keep saying stuff that you personally probably wouldn't be doing as well? For example, 1. Defend the damn belt. Sure I get it, champs need to defend the belt. We all know when you win fights, new bigger and better opportunities open up to you as a fighter. When he won the FW belt vs Aldo, more options opened up to him. He could have defended vs edgar and made some decent money. Or move up and grab a 2nd belt and make big money. He chose the big money. Fighting Dos Anjos was not a easy fight at the time, since Dos Anjos defended the belt a few times already. Dos Anjos pulled out which leads to a couple of Diaz fights but he eventually still went for the LW title vs Alvarez. Alvarez was a bigger fight than Edgar, not easier. But he still took the bigger fight for more money. He wasn't really ducking Edgar. 2. After he won the LW belt, more options opened up to him. Now he was 2 weight world champ at UFC and got floyds attention. So his options were to defend vs Edgar for 5-10million (estimated guess)? Defend vs Khabib or Ferguson for 5-10million (estimated guess)? Or fight Floyd for 100million set for life money. I mean what would you guys take? I'd take the fuck you set for life 100 million too. 3. Now his next chapter is the results of this fight vs floyd. If he loses, his options shrink for him. He can go back to UFC and defend his belt for 10-15mill maybe slightly more. Maybe move up again and fight for welterweight title? Prob not. Or retire completely from combat sports. However, if he beats floyd? More options open up for him again. I know many of you will say hell no he will never win. I get it, its a very slim chance. But if he does. OMG money options will continue to flow in at him. Think about it. Beat floyd for 100 mill and go back to defend your UFC LW belt for 10-15mill? Or fight winner of GGG vs Canelo for maybe 50+mill (estimate). Ok some of you will say hell no it won't be that much money, and sure u can make an argument. But i think we all agree it will be a hell of a lot more than vs Khabib or Ferguson right? So what option do you think he picks again? Ofcourse he will take the bigger money fight. And why not? I would too. He is showing all modern UFC fighters the blue print to make big money. I don't see why there needs to be hate over this. You know why he makes more taking on floyd? Cuz more people want to see it. Whenever he is taking a bigger money fight it means theres more ppl that want to see that fight. So he is taking the fight the majority of the public wants to see. Why should he take the lesser money fight that the general public doesn't care about, but only some sheepdog fanboy wants to see it? If he does that then he becomes Demetrius Johnson. A champion who defends vs a bunch of time and no one in the general public really gives a shit about. And can't make big money.