That doesn’t mean that McGregor hasn’t been keeping his name in the news, however. Far from it.
In addition to his recent “retirement” announcement, McGregor is now reportedly under investigation for sexual assault in Ireland, has been arrested for taking a fan’s phone and stomping on it in Miami, and is still talking a massive amount of sh*t to UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Over the weekend, McGregor was back at it again, taunting actor Mark Wahlberg, who owns shares in the UFC, and continuing his war of words with Khabib, the man who defeated him at UFC 229.
Saturday night, seemingly out of nowhere, McGregor tweeted, “I’ve decided to challenge Hollywood actress Mark Walhberg next. A fight for all the shares!”
Then, when one of his followers commented with a reference to Wahlberg’s movie Four Brothers, McGregor responded, “I’ll smack him and his 4 brothers around. It wouldn’t be the first crew of brothers i’ve smacked around. Check the history books. The UFC history books.”
Then, because he was already on a roll, McGregor took time to respond to a tweet posted by Nurmagomedov which read, “Great feeling, after 5 championships rounds. See you soon my fans, very soon. And thank you all you guys, for support all these years.”
McGregor then chimed in with, “You got your money took and your brothers eye socket shook when you fought me you little rat. Viva Las Vegas baby the gaf always wins.”
“@TheNotoriousMMA money comes and goes, the honor that you lost that evening will never return, live with it,” wrote Nurmagomedov. “Finish career in mma, but start career on twitter? #twitterWarrior.”