After losing his fight with Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor tweeted a retirement announcement. Not to be outdone in the blasé stakes, Nate Diaz announced his own retirement. You’d have to wonder if McGregor has been rattled by Diaz – surely the best thing to do would be another final, and highly lucrative, showdown with Diaz at UFC 200.
Maybe there are other reasons though. When you have the gift of the gab and know how to promote a pay per view like McGregor does, all kinds of offers are going to come your way and not necessarily increased PPV percentages. It’s difficult for we pissants to know, but at what point does charisma starting paying the bills more easily than fighting? And if you’ve spoken to enough boxers, you’ll eventually hear that slurred speech pattern. The math is not difficult.
McGregor is already being sought to star in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. I wonder if this is his foot in the door, or if other offers have been made. Perhaps big ones, maybe the obligatory Avi Lerner offer to work a light schedule in Bulgaria has already been surpassed.
Come to think of it like I said a while back, Creed II needs a monster villain…