Welp, he’s back.
Just two days after UFC featherweight champion announced his intentions to retire on Twitter, Conor McGregor typed a lengthy post on Facebook that outlined the issues that led him to cause quite a stir on social media.
“The Notorious One’s” reflection on Facebook started with the champ admitting that his focus has shifted from fighting to promoting.
“I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting,” McGregor said. “There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.”
McGregor’s aura of invincibility was damaged when he tapped out to Nate Diaz in the second round of the main event at UFC 196 in early March. Now it appears as though he’s ready to properly train for a fight that is two weight classes above the one that he holds a title in.
“I am facing a taller, longer and heavier man. I need to prepare correctly this time.”
If you’re expecting to see the typical showmanship from McGregor when he steps into the cage for a rematch with Diaz, you’re likely going to be disappointed.
“I can not dance for you this time,” McGregor says. “It is time for the other monkeys to dance. I’ve danced us all the way here.”
He closed his statement with this emphatic quote: “I AM NOT RETIRED.”
But now the question is, will Dana White allow him to fight Diaz at UFC 200?