Conor McGregor might have a WWE career in the cards.
The UFC fighter shocked the world when he announced his retirement on Twitter earlier this week.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
It turns out, McGregor was bluffing. However, when and where he will fight again is unknown. His UFC 200 fight with Nate Diaz in July is off according to president Dana White.
Meanwhile, McGregor and his team are fueling rumors he might be headed to the WWE.
His coach posted this photo of a WWE manager on Instagram.
A photo posted by Coach Kavanagh (@coach_kavanagh) on Apr 19, 2016 at 2:23pm PDT
McGregor also followed some of the WWE’s elite on Twitter.
— Connor (@ConnorJA_) April 19, 2016
WWE superstar Becky Lynch invited McGregor to join her in the company on Twitter. He didn’t post a response.
The UFC star voiced his dissatisfaction with the company he works for in a lengthy Facebook post.
McGregor says he doesn’t want to waste time promoting the company anymore because it takes away from training:
I am just trying to do my job and fight here.
I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote.
I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting.
There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.
50 world tours, 200 press conferences, 1 million interviews, 2 million photo shoots, and at the end of it all I’m left looking down the barrel of a lens, staring defeat in the face, thinking of nothing but my incorrect fight preparation. And the many distractions that led to this.
Nothing else was going through my mind.
It is time to go back and live the life that got me this life.
McGregor says he made the company a significant amount of money throughout his career instead of focusing on himself and his training.
Everyone flew in. Respect.
But not everyone up there made the company 400million in 8 months.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 22, 2016
The WWE would be a counterproductive move for McGregor since the schedule is harder and there is a lot less money involved. However, since he’s now not scheduled to fight until after July at the very earliest, a few special appearances might be in the works.