Conor McGregor Said On Retirement: I Am Too Young From A Damage-Taking Standpoint’

It’s been two months since Conor McGregor lost by 10th round TKO in his financially successful pro boxing debut against legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr.

McGregor’s next fight in the Octagon hasn’t been fixed yet, but Dana White wants him to face interim champ, Tony Ferguson.

‘Notorious’appeared on RTE’s The Late Late Show on Friday night to promote “Conor McGregor: Notorious.” and said he has no specific date for his retirement.

Moreover, he will exit from sports will be determined by how much damage he has taken. He is still a fresh fighter that has a lot left to put out in competition.

The only time he felt little wobbly during his fight with Nate Diaz, but other than that, he never took any damaging shot.

“I’m 29 years of age, and I have climbed to the very, very, very top and with…not with relative ease…I’ve put in a lot of hard work,” he told Ryan Tubridy.

“I’ve put in crazy amounts of hard work and most people do not see the wars upon wars in the gym just to get to the fight.

“I’ve gone through strenuous camp, after camp, after camp, but still – compared to other people in the fight game – I’m still relatively undamaged.

“I’ve never been dropped. I was wobbled once. In the Mayweather fight, it was fatigue – I wasn’t wobbled, I didn’t see stars once.

“The only time I was ever wobbled once in a contest was in the Diaz 1 fight. And that’s it…it’s the only heavy shot I’ve ever taken.

“I’ve continued to climb, and I’m still very young in the game. Although I’ve climbed to the top, I’m still very young from a damage-taking standpoint, so I will continue to see where it goes.”

UFC lightweight champion Conor Mcgregor continues, lots of contenders awaiting my return to UFC and I will compete for couple more years.

“I have multiple titles in the UFC,” said McGregor. “I have multiple contenders that are clawing at the top trying to get at me, so we’re in negotiation stages and we will see where we go.

“I will most certainly compete again for the next couple of years anyway, and then I’ll see where it is.”

When pushed again, McGregor reiterated that he has no cut-off point in mind regarding his retirement:

“I could cut it off yesterday, you know what I mean? I don’t really have a date and a time and an age because I use it from a damage-taking standpoint.

“How many blows have I taken? That’s the true danger in the combat sport.”

Mcgregor mentioned last year that he decided to retire young:

Published on November 7, 2017 at 12:00 am
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