Conor McGregor Teases End of Retirement
It has been quite the eventful time for Conor McGregor, as the last week has seen him dominate the headlines for a variety of reasons.
Last week, McGregor took to Twitter early in the morning of March 26, announcing his retirement from MMA via the social media platform for the second time in his career. The next day, The New York Times reported McGregor was being investigated in his home country of Ireland for an alleged sexual assault.
Now, he recently was involved in a Twitter beef with rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated McGregor in the main event of UFC 229 as both men were suspended for the brawl that occurred following the fight. Both men were seen as crossing personal boundaries in the tweet exchanges, with McGregor attacking Nurmagomedov’s wife and culture, while the current UFC lightweight champion referred to the Irish superstar as a rapist.
Now, in his latest tweet, which seems to serve as an apology for the Twitter drama, McGregor teases his retirement may be already over soon.
I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds.
All faiths challenge us to be our best selves.
It is one world and one for all ❤️
Now see you in the Octagon.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 4, 2019
Prior to the retirement announcement, McGregor teased he was in negotiations with the UFC for his next fight. A bout between the former two-weight world champion and fellow fan-favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was discussed but ultimately didn’t come through. The UFC reportedly wanted the bout as a co-main event, with McGregor requesting equity in the MMA promotion to go through with the demand.