“Knockout Power of Mike Tyson & the Skills of Bruce Lee” – Conor McGregor’s Comeback Tweet Triggers Jon Jones Debate

Published 08/10/2022, 8:15 AM EDT
Conor McGregor leaving Blanchardstown Court, Dublin, where he is charged with dangerous driving in relation to an incident in west Dublin in March. Picture date: Thursday June 23, 2022. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

UFC fans have specific fighters they love and consider the G.O.A.T. Some examples are Khabib Nurmagomedov, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, and many more. Similarly, several fans also like Conor McGregor because of his antics inside and outside the Octagon.

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The first double champ in UFC’s history tweeted a short clip that contained some of his biggest moments. It included his faceoff and eventual victories against Donald Cerrone, Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez, and Dustin Poirier (UFC 178).

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Along with the video, ‘The Notorious’ wrote, “The greatest and biggest sports comeback in all of history. Will you be a witness?”

Several fans reacted to the post. A die-hard fan compared the Irish fighter to Jon Jones and Silva.

Another Twitter user made a Jones comparison. ‘Mystic Mac’ recently sparked retirement rumors and, hence, this fan had a theory to share.

A fan wondered what would happen if Conor McGregor came back and eventually became the 155 class champion.

One long-time fan wasn’t happy with McGregor’s recent style.

Further, a social media user had a peculiar way of making fun of the fighter.

Another UFC fan referred to McGregor’s previous fights and retirements to express their disappointment.

Thus, combat fans had a lot to say regarding McGregor’s potential comeback. But he is yet to enter USADA’s testing pool and hasn’t been tested a single time in 2022. Besides, as per several reports, the fighter might only return in 2023.

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While his MMA career seems to be bumpy currently, his achievements in the UFC can’t be ignored.

Conor McGregor: His biggest UFC moments

Conor McGregor is currently coming off two back-to-back losses against Dustin Poirier (UFC 264, UFC 257). However, backtracking a few years, McGregor defeated Jose Aldo and later Eddie Alvarez to become the first person to hold two titles simultaneously.

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His boxing match with Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 is still known as the biggest crossover in both sports. Everything leading up to the match and the actual bout itself was huge.

Nevada , United States – 26 August 2017; Conor McGregor, right, and Floyd Mayweather Jr during their super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Additionally, his fight against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 still remains the highest-earning PPV event. While the Irish fighter lost the bout through a submission, he succeeded in creating great hype, storyline, and feud with his opponent.

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Do you think Conor McGregor will become a champion again? Who would be a great opponent for his comeback?

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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