Conor McGregor sends UFC warning after NFL appearance… ‘The Octagon is next’
McGregor was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last week with many believing that it could be the Irishman’s final fight.
He was beaten in the fourth round by the Russian in his first UFC fight for almost two years.
During his break, McGregor took on Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match and the Notorious tried his hand at another sport on Sunday.
McGregor attended Dallas Cowboys’ NFL clash with Jacksonville Jaguars, taking to the field to receive and make a throw.
The Cowboys were 40-7 winners having been inspired by a team-talk from McGregor.
And the Irishman, who is promoting his Proper 12 whiskey, praised the Dallas outfit while sending a warning to the UFC.
McGregor tweeted: “An honour to be on the field here in Dallas, Texas supporting the @dallascowboys!
“Proper 12 is everywhere out here and WE LOVE IT!
“The Octagon is next.”
McGregor’s clash with Khabib was shrouded in controversy after a mass brawl broke out at the conclusion of the fight.
Khabib jumped out of the Octagon after victory was secured and attacked McGregor’s close friend Dillon Danis.
Conor McGregor was also set upon by two of Nurmagomedov’s team-mates – one of which, Zubayra Tuhugov, has subsequently been banned.
Khabib responded to that ban, claiming he will quit the sport unless Tuhugov is reinstated.
Russian Wrestling Foundation president Mikhail Mamiashvili believes Khabib’s threat will force the UFC to reconsider their decision.
Asked if Nurmagomedov knew what he was doing with the quit threat, Mamiashvili said: “Probably, this was a weighted decision.
“I think he would not take such radical steps if there was really a serious enough investigation and, most importantly, unbiased.”