Conor McGregor took to Twitter to indicate that the octagon is still very much in his plans after a recent back-and-forth with his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The rivalry between these two has not cooled down in the slightest in recent months – despite the fact that their actual contest inside the octagon has been done and dusted for close to half a year.
Following several incredibly vicious shots taken by both men at each other earlier this week, McGregor has posted a short statement that would seem to indicate that he is going to pursue a return to competition.
I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds.
All faiths challenge us to be our best selves.
It is one world and one for all ❤️
Now see you in the Octagon.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 4, 2019
Conor had first taken a shot at the Russian and his wife in a since-deleted pair of tweets before Nurmagomedov fired back – citing recent allegations against the former-champ, promising that justice will find him eventually.
It isn’t the first time that McGregor has flirted with the idea of retirement openly and who knows, perhaps this will come to nothing – given the man’s reputation for tweeting freely.
At the time, those who knew better were quick to disregard his most recent declaration to step away from the sport and now, it appears as though a rematch of the UFC 229 main-event has had its first major seeds planted.
Whether it happens next for either man or at some point beyond then remains to be seen.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena