Conor McGregor’s retirement is seemingly legit, according to his long-time friend and SBG training partner, James ‘The Strabanimal’ Gallagher.
Both guys have been in the game together for quite some time.
Gallagher, 22, came up a few years behind the former two-weight UFC champion but now, he himself has started to see his career’s momentum build – both inside the cage and beyond.
February’s Bellator Dublin, which was headlined by the Tyrone-native, was amongst the most memorable nights in the country’s mixed martial arts history – a celebration of all of the hard work and dedication turned in by the men and women plying their trade on the mats each and every day.
Of course, Conor McGregor was the one who kicked open the door originally – allowing such events of such magnitude to take place.
Now, despite many being sceptical about his public retirement earlier this week, there is still quite a lot that we don’t know about his motivations at present.
Speaking to The Irish Mirror, his fellow fighter The Strabanimal wasn’t exactly overly hesitant to double down on his fellow Irishman’s recent decision to retire.
“He’s retired, he’s done.
“I wish him the best and I hope the next few years are as entertaining as the last few have been for him.
“He’s a smart man and he’s helped me a lot in negotiations behind the scenes, but Conor’s good.”
Gallagher revealed today that he will be fighting on June 22’s Bellator against an unnamed opponent – taking a spot on the main-card below the headlining showdown between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and grappling ace Rafael Lovato Jr.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena