5 things the MMA world would have missed if Conor McGregor had retired

Derrick Santistevan

Here are 5 things the MMA world would have missed if former UFC double champ, Conor McGregor, actually had retired 4 years back.

4 years back, then-UFC featherweight champ, Conor McGregor, revealed he was retiring fromMMA The single tweet sent out the web into a tail-spin either from outright heartbreak or outright delight, in either case, if you were enjoying the UFC at that time, you had a viewpoint about it.

The tweet itself collected over 176,000 likes and over 142,000 retweets.

I have chose to retireyoung Thanks for the cheese. Capture ya’s later on.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016

However what would we, as MMA fans have missed if McGregor would have actually retired that day in April? Here are 5 things.

1. We might never ever have seen a UFC champ-champ

Lots of people credit the champ-champ pattern to McGregor who was the first in the UFC to ever hold titles in 2 weight classes at the exact same time. This would never ever have took place if McGregor had retired in early2016 He ‘d never ever had deal with Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 if he had. We might likewise never ever have seen the champ-champ pattern take off after that (for bad or great). Fighters might have been content to eliminate where they were at and we would not have gotten the cross-over battles many people have grown to enjoy.

2. We would not have gotten the Nate Diaz rematch

McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 was thought about to be among the best battles of the year and there’s an excellent reason. The 5-round bout went to the judges and after an extremely close battle, the result is still questionable to this day. Numerous thought Diaz had done enough to win the battle, however in the end, it was McGregor who had his hand raised after a bulk decision.

Maybe we’ll even see a 3rd battle … at some point.

3. We would not have seen that UFC 229 brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov

This wasn’t a precisely great minute in the UFC, however let’s be truthful– it was extraordinary to enjoy and it has built up an extreme competition in between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. That competition has built up lots of a battle card and most likely will for many years to come.

4. We would not have seen McGregor’s outstanding win over Donald Cerrone

The last 4 years weren’t precisely the best for McGregor or hisfans His profession was filled with back-to-back losses and legal difficulties (MMA and boxing) so for his die-hard fans to lastly see McGregor get among his hallmark emphasize reel wins once again, that indicated whatever.

5 We would never ever have seen McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Despite The Fact That this is a battle that McGregor would eventually lose, it was a historical minute in both MMA and boxing and was the first crossover of its level. It was a battle nobody idea might take place– however did.

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