If there is one thing Conor “The Notorious” McGregor is certain, that is not turning his back on the sport that gave him a massive success.
Just last month, McGregor announced for the second time that he is retiring from the sport, a decision that shocked the MMA community.
According to previous reports, it was the promotion’s refusal to grant him a piece of the UFC pie that led the Irishman to hang up his gloves.
“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!” Conor posted on Twitter.
Days after the shocking announcement, “The Notorious” backflipped and challenged Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg in a fight, with the UFC shares on the line.
Conor McGregor Is Moving Forward
UFC President Dana White then stressed that promotion could not grant McGregor’s wish.
White said he will set a meeting with the former two-weight champion and will give him options that ‘will make him happy.’
McGregor seemed to be fine with White’s statement as he announced that he would be returning to fighting soon while offering a message of unity for fans.
A lot of signs have pointed out that McGregor could be returning very soon.
His fighting ban expired this month, and he has been posting photos of his training on social media.
Recently, he provided details on his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, claiming he injured himself weeks before the fight and calling Khabib’s grappling overrated.
Conor McGregor Has Deep Love For MMA
In a recent Twitter post, McGregor has dropped another hint on his upcoming Octagon return.
He declared his love for the sport, claiming he will never ‘fully walk away from it,’ before teasing a potential pay-per-view clash in his comeback.
“I hear you, but I love it dearly. If I am being honest with myself I don’t think I will ever be able to fully walk away from fighting.”
“We are all fighters in this world and each of us will be fighting for the rest of our time here.”
“So why not do it live on PPV baby. Pop a bottle!”
— casey franson (@casey_franson) April 24, 2019
‘The Notorious’ has lost two straight fights since 2017, one each in boxing and MMA.
Currently, he holds a 21-4 professional MMA record, with his last win recorded three years ago, when he won the 155-pound strap against Eddie Alvarez.
Can McGregor reclaim his glory days?
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Conor McGregor)