Shout out to UFC fans who really thought Conor McGregor was going to retire. In terms of retirements, Conor McGregor’s lasted longer than most expected.
It feels like the UFC called McGregor’s bluff and he’s already out of options.
Let’s rundown Mystic Mac’s week thus far. His week began with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The entire chat was basically a commercial for Proper 12. McGregor did say, when asked when he would fight next, that he and the UFC were working on a fight for July.
Sounds like the International Fight Week? AKA one of the biggest cards on the UFC’s schedule every year.
A mere couple hours after Mac’s interview with Fallon aired, the former UFC champion was tweeting about his retirement. What happened between the interview and McGregor’s retirement tweet?
On the same day McGregor retired, actually the morning of, the New York Times reported the biggest star in MMA was being investigated for sexual assault in his home country of Ireland.
Again, interesting timing.
Here is the biggest test to your MMA fandom: do you believe in coincidences or do you believe in conspiracy theories? You’re here, reading MiddleEasy, so you have the cheat codes for this MMA fan test.
To add a little more sale into his wound, Dana White went on TMZ to bury McGregor a little and remind the world that Conor will never own a piece of the UFC. Petty?
Oh, it just so happens to be that the UFC also filled their empty slots they had for International fight week. Rather than go with a McGregor main event, the UFC booked two title fights to replace him.
If the UFC is trying to make Conor McGregor feel small this week, they are not being subtle about it.
This being MMA, what does a fighter do when they are unhappy with their contract situation? In case of an emergency just tease you’re moving to boxing.
This should work.