Recently, Conor McGregor tweeted about his retirement from MMA, reportedly because of a lack of interesting fights. The 32-year-old had his last fight at UFC 246 against Cowboy which was an easy challenge for the ‘Notorious One’. He rose to glory, when in December 2015 he won the UFC featherweight title in about just 13 seconds against Jose Aldo. Then in November 2016, he won the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez.
He is the first-ever fighter to have had grabbed two divisional world titles simultaneously, but things are different now. The Irish fighter told ESPN, “The game just does not excite me, and that’s that. All this waiting around. There’s nothing happening. I’m going through opponent options, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me.”
Dana White said, “If Conor McGregor feels he wants to retire, you know my feelings about retirement — you should absolutely do it. And I love Conor. There’s a handful of people that have made this really fun for me. And he’s one of them,” ESPN reported.
One of his potential opponents could’ve been Tony Ferguson with whom he had quite some verbal exchanges over a fight. The second one being, Dustin Poirier, the pair have met before in UFC and McGregor asserted his authority on Poirier, but a lot of changed since then. Dustin has gained more experience and techniques since then.
The last option could have been the winner from the Justin Gaethje vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, initially scheduled as Khabib vs Fergusson, it left the fans disappointed gain after being canceled. However, Fergusson took on Gaethje, who left him amazed and defeated him in the 5th round. Conor could possibly sit out and keep a close eye on this match.