CONOR McGREGOR appears active in retirement as he posted a training video training hitting a heavy bag.
The former featherweight and lightweight champion in May announced for the third time in four years he would be quitting the UFC.
Citing a frustration with his next fight uncertain, McGregor admitted he was “bored” and MMA did not “excite” him at the minute.
UFC president Dana White and his head coach John Kavanagh confirmed the retirement, but McGregor’s latest training video would suggest otherwise.
The 31-year-old Irishman hits a bag and drills hooks to the body and head showing off his trademark left hand.
McGregor captured the post: “McGregor FAST. Aka Pure Horse power.”
The southpaw has certainly kept in shape during lockdown and post-retirement.
In a recent shot of his body transformation, trainer Kavanagh joked about jumping to middleweight.
McGregor’s last fight was at welterweight, as he smashed Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds, but planned to move back to lightweight.
But after Justin Gaethje won the interim belt in May and put himself in line to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, The Notorious was pushed further back in the title picture.
Before McGregor’s retirement, he had accepted a 176lb catchweight super-fight with middleweight legend Anderson Silva.
The two-weight champ even said he would be willing to fight at the middleweight limit of 185lb – which would be his fourth UFC division.
McGregor hinted his fighting career may not be over after all, revealing on Twitter there are still goals he wants to achieve.
My 2013 dreams and aspirations.
Close on some. Exceeded on others.
The ones I’m close on are still in play though.
God bless and happy Tuesday everyone!
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