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Conor McGregor Opens Up About His UFC Future By Responding To Retirement Question

Conor McGregor Opens Up About His UFC Future By Responding To Retirement Question

Conor McGregor has shut down the idea that he plans to retire from MMA soon and reiterated that he is "entirely focused on the sport I love."

The 31-year-old UFC superstar made his long-awaited MMA return in January as he secured a stunning first-round TKO victory over Donald Cerrone.

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And the Irishman is reportedly plotting two more fights before the end of 2020 as he eyes up a mega-blockbuster rematch with fierce rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

McGregor has now brushed aside the idea that he will retire from MMA any time soon, saying he plans to show the world why he is "still the best fighter in the history of the UFC."

The 'Notorious' told Maxim: "I'll tell you this: I'm entirely focused on the sport I love, on winning fights like I did in January in 40 seconds against Donald.

"This year is going to be huge for me -- and the world will see that I am still the best fighter in the history of the UFC.

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"There will be many more fights in my career. I love what I do. I'm as hungry as ever. Retirement isn't on my mind."

While McGregor remained hush-hush on his next opponent, he said that fans can "fully expect" him to do another crossover boxing match in the future.

"What the fans, and frankly the fighters, don't want is a dull fight or a dull lead up to a fight," he told Bleacher Report.

"I enjoy every aspect, and the fans deserve to see and hear the real me. I am very passionate and eager to please the fans and win for them and my family.

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"I am willing to fight anyone and have proved that time and time again. I look for a good scrap, and if it isn't going to be that, I have no interest.

"[...] The money is not why I do this. I am a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine. I love the fight game.

"I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today.

"I will be in the octagon again soon and fully expect to box again. You will need to stay tuned, but trust me -- the fans will enjoy.

"Giving them what they want and entertaining them is important to me."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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