UFC Star Conor McGregor Congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United on Recent Transfer

Published 08/27/2021, 10:11 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 15: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with the crowd during the UFC 246 press conference at Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort on January 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC megastar Conor McGregor took to social media and congratulated famed footballer Cristiano Ronaldo following the news of his transfer. This transfer season in football has been hectic, to say the least, and Ronaldo stole the headlines with his return to Manchester United. Chiefly, he entered the sport majorly through United all the way back in 2003 and played for the club till 2009.

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Not too long ago, fellow A-list star Lionel Messi made waves as he finally parted ways with his boyhood club, Barcelona FC for Paris Saint-Germain. The move was rather unprecedented and not many could have predicted another transfer would come in to steal the headlines. However, Ronaldo is arguably the most recognizable footballer in the world, and everyone took notice of his transfer.

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McGregor also made sure to congratulate the club, Manchester United for acquiring the generational talent in Ronaldo. Fans of the English outfit are over the moon over the news as they can’t wait to see the Portuguese star play as a Red Devil once more. The manner in which the deal came together also added to the excitement felt by the sporting fraternity.

Conor McGregor: Where does he go from here?

While McGregor’s impact is still very much on display every time he tweets something out, fans want to see his in-cage activity flourish. McGregor hasn’t won a fight at lightweight since UFC 205 in November 2016 and is 1-3 in his last four fights. He’s been brutally finished by his opponents as of late albeit his losses have come to the very best fighters in the division.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after knocking out Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The Irishman will be keen to stamp his authority in a massive way and make a meaningful run at lightweight. MMA fans and pundits still believe he can be a viable force despite accruing some disappointing losses. For the most part, McGregor’s ability to bounce back from adversity was the pivotal reason for his rise in the first place.

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All eyes will be on ‘Notorious’ as he aims to make his way back from the potentially career-ending injury he suffered. However, he’s already in training per his Instagram and can’t wait to get back into action.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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