The whole essence of working and struggling is to have a comfortable life. This can be provided to a large extent by money. Conor McGregor by all standards is rich, very rich and can afford virtually everything he wants.
When you have all you need will you still have the hunger to fight to for wealth? Some believe MCGregor has lost steam and does not have the urge to fight anymore.
Marvin Hagler’s classic line: ‘It’s tough do roadwork at 5am when you’ve been sleeping in silk pajamas’, might be pinging around Conor McGregor’s head right now.
The Irishman’s TKO defeat by Dustin Poirier, a first stoppage loss of his career, has prompted questions about his hunger to reach the top again.
Having been on welfare in 2013 and then fought tooth and nail to accrue the millions he has banked today, it seems a logical query.
Even UFC president Dana White made the point in his post-fight press conference on Saturday.
He said: ‘Look, there are two ways this goes – hungrier or ‘I’m done’, he’s got the money.
‘This is like Rocky III, when you get offered a 300 foot yacht, it is tough to be a savage when he is living like he is.
‘When he was a young kid he was hungry, now he has got everything he ever wanted so i don’t know, it goes this way or that way.’
Of course, there’s the Proper 12 whiskey business which has proved a massive hit. It has already racked up more than $1billion worth of sales and become the fourth most popular whiskey brand in the world – three years after launching.
McGregor made his name as the loud-mouth entertainer, ruthless when it game to psychological warfare and an assassin in the cage with his huge left hand.
Poirier was on the receiving end of all that back in 2014 but it was fascinating to hear him say he did not feel the same level of intimidation from his opponent this time round.
He said: ‘I felt that – and maybe it’s just my growth, too – but I felt his presence less, his aura less.
Conor McGregor owns a fleet of luxury cars, three mansions and has already sold $1BILLION-worth of his Proper 12 whiskey… even Dana White admitted ‘it is tough to be a savage on a 300ft yacht The question is does he really have any need to continue to fight to finish or should he just relax and enjoy after his six months suspension?