Conor McGregor recently announced yet another retirement from the UFC but fans could be seeing him take up another sport after hinting at his possible participation at the Tokyo Olympics.
‘The Notorious’ achieved it all in the UFC after just three years when he became the first fighter to hold two belts across two different weight divisions at the same time.
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But after announcing yet another retirement, via social media, McGregor sent a cryptic tweet that had many wondering if he was looking to make a cross-over and compete in the Tokyo Games.
“One year from today the Tokyo Olympics will see competition in sports I know well: judo, wrestling, karate, taekwondo and boxing,” he wrote.
One year from today the Tokyo Olymics will see competition in sports I know well: judo, wrestling, karate,taekwondo and boxing. This happens if we are past this virus by then, we all must do our part!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 3, 2020
“This happens if we are past this virus by then, we all must do our part.”
The Tokyo Olympic Games were meant to be held in 2020, but were postponed till 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
McGregor could attempt to take part in any one of judo, karate, taekwondo, boxing or wrestling.
But many of his fans and critics would claim wrestling isn’t his strongest skillset after he was dominated on the ground in his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor responds to Nurmagomedov fight
McGregor has responded to news of Nurmagomedov's much-anticipated return to the Octagon in typical Conor McGregor style.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news most fight fans were expecting, when he announced that lightweight champion Khabib would be taking on interim champion Justin Gaethje on October 24.
One man who less than thrilled by the announcement was McGregor, whose loss to Khabib at UFC 229 in 2018 has become the stuff of legend.
The spiteful bout kicked off a war of words that has raged on between the fighters ever since.
Although thoroughly outclassed by Khabib in the contest, McGregor has seemingly taken exception to Rogan's description of Gaethje being Khabib's "most dangerous opponent".
“Chill bro I’d a hangover,” the Irishman responded to Rogan's post.