Conor McGregor Plans To Continue Fighting Until He’s ‘In The F*cking Grave,’ Wants To Face Similar-Aged Opponents

Conor McGregor is excited about the many potential opponents he can fight in the future.

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Conor McGregor (pictured)(Image via Instagram @TheNotoriousMMA)

Conor McGregor doesn’t plan on retiring from fighting until he’s in “the f*cking grave.”

Earlier this month, McGregor confirmed his highly-anticipated Octagon return will take place in the summer. The former two-division UFC champion is expected to face Michael Chandler, who he coached against on The Ultimate Fighter Season 31, in what could be one of the last few fights of his legendary career. 

Meanwhile, ‘The Notorious’ continues to shut down the idea of retiring anytime soon, despite the financial success he’s acquired. During an interview with TNT Sports, McGregor was asked about his inevitable retirement and fired back by saying: 

“[Having to retire one day] is another one I would dispute. Look at Mike Tyson now is fighting Jake Paul. He fought Roy Jones also. So, there you go, that’s an older guy… There’s a reason in jiu-jitsu tournaments there is a veteran division and all this. So, I don’t really feel like I could ever really call it a day until I’m laid out flat and that’s it in a box and going down in the ground. That’s when I will call it a day.”

Conor McGregor hasn’t fought since July 2021, when he suffered a severe leg injury in a trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. Since then, he’s been focused on recovering and acting in movies. McGregor’s first major role in the Road House =remake was recently released, giving the Dublin native freedom to fully focus on his Octagon return. 

Watch McGregor’s comments about never retiring below:

Conor McGregor wants to fight similar-aged opponents 

Conor McGregor has several high-profile potential opponents, including a must-see trilogy fight with Nate Diaz. According to ‘The Notorious,’ he doesn’t plan on retiring as long as there are similar-ages fighters to face and an audience to watch, which he explained by saying this during the interview with TNT Sports:

“I’m not going to be forty years old and looking at the nineteen-year-old, the one that came from sh*t, wherever he’s from, even though they might be calling me out. Look at all of my potential opponents I have. I have gangs of opponents, literally, I could fight that I have history with, trilogies, secondary fights, fresh fights even, these are all similar age to me. If these people are similar age to me, and I have an audience interested, which I do, who’s to say these fights won’t take place whenever they will take place. It’s until the grave, my man. It’s to the f*cking grave.”

Before worrying about what’s next, Conor McGregor is focused on fighting his most likely next opponent, Michael Chandler. The former Bellator lightweight champion has become a massive superstar since joining the UFC, and he now looks to bounce back from his last fight, a third-round submission loss against Dustin Poirier in November 2022.

Watch McGregor’s entire interview below: 

Published on March 28, 2024 at 9:04 pm
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