You may have heard that Conor McGregor has been pulled out of fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 200 and decided to retire via Twitter, so the next question is what he’s gonna now? Maybe Paddy Power can help him with that.
McGregor’s retirement tweet has put a whole bunch of what the fuck is going on? And led to a lot of speculations such as it’s just actually a great publicity stunt between him and UFC President Dana White.
Some reports suggest that McGregor wants a huge $10 million pay cheque for UFC 200 – which White refused – and so the Irishman decided to storm out. Another reason being thrown about is the death of Portuguese UFC fighter Joao Carvalho, which gave him second thoughts on his profession.
So now that the Irishman has a bit of time on his hands, bookmaker Paddy Power have come up with the odds of what he could do after retirement.
For the McGregor’s fans who can’t move on from his too early retirement, Paddy Power have priced McGregor to fight again in the UFC in his lifetime at 1/10. Maybe, nobody should be so gullible to believe that MgGregor is actually retiring.
If not in UFC, the first thing that springs to mind is WWE at 5/4. Especially now that he’s getting a lot of offers such as from Irish wrestler Becky Lynch, who asked him to join her in the company. Just imagine him at Wrestlemania, bringing martial arts kicks and then flying off the top rope down onto his opponent on the mat. That would be awesome!
Many former boxers find it hard to compete in mixed martial arts, so it would be easier for McGregor if he moved the other way at 6/1. For a Hollywood career, he could appear in a reality show at 2/1 or 10/1 to star in a blockbuster movie. However, I highly doubt if he would enter the politics to become the president of Ireland at 200/1, a far more likely prospect than him taking his old job as a plumber at 33/1.
Aside from releasing the where ‘The Notorious’ will end up next odds, Paddy Power also offered McGregor a job and could live-tweet UFC 200.
“McGregor’s known for his knockout power and the news of his supposed retirement will have floored many of his fans,” spokesman from Paddy Power said. “However, the Dubliner is too big a personality to disappear from the limelight and we’re certain that he’ll have no shortage of offers away from the octagon should he choose to hang up his mits.”
Paddy Power also listed the odds of McGregor to fight at the UFC 200 at 5/2 and him ding dong ditching the fight at 1/4.