Conor McGregor Drops Hint At Boxing Return After UFC Retirement
Conor McGregor has dropped a huge hint that he could return to boxing following his UFC retirement.
McGregor, 31, called time on his storied MMA career for a third time in four years after UFC 250 earlier this month.
He penned an emotional statement on social media as he walked away from the UFC, but fans are dreaming of 'The Notorious' stepping inside the squared circle once again after his latest training pictures.
Hey guys I've decided to retire from fighting.
Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it's been!
Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins!
Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you!
Whatever you desire it's yours :heart: pic.twitter.com/Dh4ijsZacZ
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 7, 2020
The former UFC double champion got fight fans talking after he uploaded a series of pictures of himself training at Crumlin boxing club.
View this post on InstagramHappy Father's Day to all the fathers out there, especially my own father and Dee's Da. I got to spend the day with loved ones at Crumlin boxing club. Not a bad day at all! Bout to bust open a fresh case of Proper Twelve right now and turn it into Daddy's day #WhosYourDaddy :heart: Have a good one everyone. Sláinte
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On Instagram, he wrote: "Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there, especially my own father and Dee's Da.
"I got to spend the day with loved ones at Crumlin boxing club. Not a bad day at all!
"Have a good one everyone. Sláinte."
McGregor's post sent social media wild with fans speculating a blockbuster rematch against Floyd Mayweather.
One Instagram user wrote: "Does this mean the fight with Mayweather is on?"
Another wrote: "Can see Mayweather next... Can take the fighter outta the fight, but ya can't take the fight outta the fighter. Go champ."
Of course, McGregor fought Mayweather in August 2017. The lucrative Las Vegas clash remains his only professional boxing bout. He has since been linked with fights against Manny Pacquiao and Paulie Malignaggi.
Manny Pacquiao has signed with Paradigm Sports Management, the same group that represents Conor McGregor.
During UFC 246 fight week, @TheNotoriousMMA answered questions about a potential boxing match with Pacquiao. pic.twitter.com/LdcgAnYU7X
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 11, 2020
Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White is adamant McGregor is done with fighting inside the Octagon.
When asked about contacting the Irishman, he replied: "No! Conor McGregor is retired.
"I don't chase guys that don't want to fight. I don't chase guys. We offer guys three fights a year. You get three fights a year, if you don't want to fight, I've got a roster full of people who want to fight."
McGregor only returned to the UFC in January after a 15-month hiatus. Will he stay retired?