Is Conor McGregor heading to WWE?
The former UFC two-division champion announced today that he is hanging up his gloves, capping his illustrious career with an impressive 21-4 win-loss record.
With his compelling charm to mixed martial fans, McGregor is no doubt the biggest draw in the UFC to date, holding three of the highest pay-per-view records in the promotion’s history.
He returned to actions last October and challenged the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight strap. But things did not end well for the Irishman as he was submitted in the fourth round, which gave him his second straight loss in two years.
McGregor wants to prove that his glory days are not yet over, setting his sights on his journey back to the top.
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McGregor Announces Retirement Again
“The Notorious” is currently serving a six-month suspension for his role in the infamous UFC 229 post-fight brawl that ensued after he was submitted by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
On Monday night, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and claimed he is currently ‘in talks’ for a return fight this July.
He said he is “in shape and is ready to fight again,” though he did not mention any name of his next opponent.
But we might see the last of the former two-division champion as he announced today in a cryptic tweet that he is retiring from mixed martial arts.
“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art.” I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in the competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”
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 McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
Shifting To Pro Wrestling?
Nothing is confirmed yet on what’s next for the UFC’s biggest draw, but some signs suggest that he might be shifting to pro-wrestling and follow the footsteps of UFC Hall of Famer, Ronda Rousey.
“Rowdy” has taken to Twitter to share her reaction on Conor’s retirement.
She also hinted that the Irish star might have an appearance in the upcoming Wrestlemania 35, where she is slated to star in the historic main event.
Second round is on me😉 https://t.co/1liGxXhVTG
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) March 26, 2019
Adding fuel to the fire was Irish wrestler, Finn Balor, who looks forward to seeing ‘The Notorious’ in the WWE’s April event.
Finn Balor to Conor McGregor following the MMA fighter’s retirement announcement: “See you at ‘mania brother” pic.twitter.com/ol9SFS19Dw
— Pro Wrestling Sheet (@WrestlingSheet) March 26, 2019
Could this mean he is joining WWE?
Meanwhile, it was not the first time McGregor announced that he is retiring from the sport.
In 2016, he also tweeted that he was hanging up his gloves after the promotion pulled him from the UFC 200 event but went on to fight Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez later that year.
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