Conor McGregor’s recent appearance at the Day of Reckoning boxing event has sparked intense speculation among fans about his future in combat sports.
The Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, witnessed a gathering of renowned sports icons.
The main event of the evening featured Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Joshua emerged as the winner against Otto Wallin, while Wilder unexpectedly lost to Joseph Parker.
McGregor was seated ringside alongside soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it was his interview with talkSPORT that triggered a wave of reactions across social media platforms.
Numerous fans expressed concern over McGregor’s apparent transformation. One fan tweeted, “How you age 20 years in 3?…..”
Another remarked, “You’d never believe this guy has 1 win in 7 years with the way he talks himself up.”
Several fans hinted at McGregor being at the end of his career, attributing his lack of drive to his massive financial gains.
One fan wrote: “He lost the will to fight after the Mayweather fight. Made generational wealth and any come back mentioned is just hot air.”
Another said: “This guy won’t fight again and if he does he loses.”
During the interview, McGregor passionately asserted his desire to return to the ring. He said: “Get me back in there. The Mac has lots to offer and loads to deliver. For all the figures I’ve brought in this game, I sell more than all of them combined.”
“No one in the history of the fight game has been treated the way I’ve been getting treated at this minute. From what I came through, to what I bring. They f****** should open the floodgates for me. I’m waiting! And my patience is wearing thin on me waiting.”
Regarding a possible matchup with Manny Pacquaio, McGregor revealed: “They are talking Manny here in Saudi. The lads in the UFC aren’t really talking any. So, the lads here are talking Manny, the UFC aren’t talking any. Give me something. I’m supposed to be back in April. It was supposed to be December!”