Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor is set for a big payday against Khabib Nurmagomedov. In this picture, McGregor talks to the press after he pleaded guilty to a single violation of disorderly conduct, in Brooklyn Criminal Court, July 26, 2018. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Will Conor McGregor retire after his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov? The former's striking coach Owen Roddy is not completely ruling it out.

The Irishman will be returning to the octagon for the first time in 23 months when he takes on Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on Oct. 6.

It will also notably be his first taste of combat sports experience since his lucrative boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather last year that saw both fighters walk away with nine figures.

With money and security having always been a big motivator for McGregor, Roddy was recently asked if McGregor could be retiring after UFC 229.

It's definitely possible as well, as McGregor is reported to be getting "a larger piece of the action for this fight than any of his UFC fights to date," according to Dave Meltzer, who stated it was one of the reasons why he has leverage to refuse to do press conferences. However, Roddy is unsure.

"I don’t know…I don’t think [he will retire]," Roddy said, as quoted on MMA Fighting. "I don’t look into the future to see what’s happening. Conor’s mentality hasn’t changed at all, so I don’t know."

Roddy later added retirement for the 29-year-old may depend on whether there were any big super fights afterward that interest not only him, but the fans as well.

"I always say, it depends on what fights are available, I think, for Conor," Roddy explained. "As I said, if there is another big super fight and Conor feels like he would enjoy it, then he’ll do it. If the fans want it and stuff like that, I think Conor will take it. ... You never know, who knows? We’re just going to focus on the task at hand now. This is potentially the biggest fight ever. We’ll go in and do that and then he’ll probably be on to the next biggest fight ever."

There are definitely some big super fights out there for McGregor in MMA. Depending on how UFC 229 goes, there could be a lucrative rematch with Nurmagomedov for one.

Win or loss, he could also face Nate Diaz in a much-awaited trilogy fight after their two 2016 meetings resulted in nearly a combined 3 million pay-per-view buys. Should he become the champion, he could also defend his title against the rampant Tony Ferguson, where a win would cement his place as arguably the best lightweight of all time.

However, it is expected should McGregor win the title, he would be more likely to face Georges St-Pierre in probably the biggest super fight of all time.

St-Pierre has spoken in the past of his desire to leave a legacy as the greatest fighter of all time in the past. Challenging and defeating McGregor for the belt would make "GSP" the first UFC fighter to win titles in three different divisions.

"I would be interested in that fight [winner between McGregor and Nurmagomedov]," St-Pierre said last month. "That’s a win-win situation. It’s a legacy upgrade and it’s good money, it’s going to be a good fight. ... However, I fought at 170 [pounds] and I relinquish the title, I fought at 185 and I relinquished the title, I don’t think the UFC will let me fight for the title at 155. They will be afraid I will relinquish and I left the division in ruins."