Conor McGregor Appears Set For WrestleMania 35 After Shock Retirement From MMA
Conor McGregor could be heading to WWE and he may even appear at WrestleMania 35.
The 30-year-old shocked the world this morning by announcing his retirement from MMA.
"Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as "Mixed Martial Art" today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition," he posted on Twitter.
"I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!"
Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as "Mixed Martial Art" today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
Naturally, his decision to call it day has sent social media into overdrive. Pro-fighters have reacted not to mention WWE superstars in the shape of Ronda Rousey and Finn Balor.
They both issued a message to McGregor following his post on social media.
"Second round is on me," Rousey said accompanied with a 'wink' emoji while Balor posted a more revealing message: "See you at 'mania brother."
See you at 'mania brother
- Finn Bálor forEVERYone (@FinnBalor) March 26, 2019
He's fueled speculation that McGregor could be set to feature at WrestleMania next month.
Former UFC champion Rousey is slated to headline WrestleMania 35. Rousey, along with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, will compete in the headlining bout on April 7th at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
"He has the money to retire, and his whiskey is KILLIN [sic]' it," White commented.
"It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. He's retiring from fighting, not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy, and I'm sure he has other things he's working on.
"He has been so fun to watch. He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him, and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it."
McGregor's last fight ended in a devastating defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The Dagestan phenom submitted him as he defended his UFC lightweight title.