McGregor Dismisses Retirement Talk, Eyes Future Battles

"I could never stop until I'm down and it's over."

McGregor Ready to Fight On, Retirement Not in Sight

UFC icon Conor McGregor, at 35, has made it clear that retirement is nowhere on his horizon. The charismatic Irishman, a former dual champion, is currently gearing up for a much-anticipated return to the octagon. His last appearance ended in defeat due to a leg injury during a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, marking his second consecutive loss. However, McGregor’s ambitions extend far beyond the octagon, as evidenced by his acting debut alongside Hollywood’s Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the cult classic “Road House.”

Hollywood Ventures and Return to Fighting

Despite venturing into Hollywood, McGregor’s passion for MMA remains undiminished. He’s slated to face Michael Chandler in a comeback fight likely during International Fight Week on June 29 in Las Vegas, USA. McGregor’s perspective on his fighting future was inspired in part by boxing legends like Mike Tyson, who at 57 is preparing for a bout against Jake Paul. McGregor admires Tyson’s continued competitiveness and sees a long road ahead for himself in MMA.

Inspiration from Boxing Legends

McGregor draws motivation from Mike Tyson’s return to boxing, highlighting the importance of recalibrating opposition and the possibility of competing well into one’s later years. He resonates with Tyson’s response to a question about what his mentor Cus D’Amato would say about his comeback, emphasizing the eternal spirit of a fighter.

Conor McGregor: Beyond Retirement

McGregor acknowledges the mental and physical toll of competitive sports but stresses the importance of rest and recalibration. He sees his future opponents as peers in age and experience, fostering public interest in potential rematches and trilogies. McGregor’s determination to continue fighting “to the grave” underscores his relentless spirit and dedication to the sport.

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“So I feel like I could never stop until I’m down and it’s over. In a box and down in the ground – that’s when I will stop.” – Conor McGregor

“What Cus would say to me is, ‘What took you so long?’ It really made me react.” – Conor McGregor on Mike Tyson’s words

“This we do to the grave. Down to that damn grave.” – Conor McGregor



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