Conor McGregor Announced He’s Coming Out Of Retirement 10 Days After Saying He Was Done With The UFC

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There was once a time when Conor McGregor was considered the most dominant fighter in the UFC but he suffered a bit of a setback in October after getting absolutely manhandled by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 before all hell broke loose.

Both fighters were suspended and fined for their role in the brawl and McGregor has had a pretty rough time since then, as he was arrested for smashing a fan’s cellphone and is reportedly being investigated for sexual assault.

McGregor is technically eligible to return to the UFC in a couple of days, but last week it appeared like he’d decided to make his hiatus permanent when he unexpectedly announced his retirement.

However, that hasn’t stopped the Irishman from continuing to spar with Nurmagomedov and he caught a fair amount of heat earlier this week when he decided to bring the Russian’s wife into the fray with a pretty ill-advised (and now deleted) tweet.

Nurmagomedov decided to respond with a low blow of his own but it now looks like McGregor has decided to squash their beef with a tweet where he also announced he was coming out of retirement less than two weeks after he said he was done with MMA.

McGregor has been angling for a rematch with Nurmagomedov ever since he got his ass kicked and I’d be very surprised if Dana White doesn’t pit the two men against each other at some point in the near future to allow them to settle their differences in the Octagon.

Does McGregor have a shot at beating Nurmagomedov? Probably not. However, I have a feeling that’s not going to stop a lot of people from tuning in.

Connor Toole is a Senior Editor at BroBible based in Brooklyn, NY who embodies more of the stereotypes associated with the borough than he's comfortable with. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft before walking around the streets of NYC masquerading as the newest member of the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to land him a contract, so he was forced to settle for writing on the internet for a living instead. If you're mad about something he wrote, be sure that any angry tweets you send note the similarity between his last name and a popular insult, as no one has ever done that before.

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