Conor McGregor has a history of keeping fans guessing about his career, and a recent tweet continues that trend.
“The Notorious” posted on Twitter on Monday night that “I am launching rockets in 19’ #staystrapped” beneath photos of him wearing an Ultimate Fighting Championship beanie and punching a heavy bag, the “launching rockets” line a likely reference to the man in a NASA sweatshirt appearing to be taping McGregor’s hands in one of the photos.
The post suggests that the Irish superstar may be planning on returning to the Octagon in 2019 although no opponent has been named. While fans will get excited about the tweet, his head coach John Kavanagh stated recently that he hadn’t had heard from McGregor since UFC 229.
McGregor last competed inside the Octagon in October when he challenged lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the 155-pound title. McGregor was manhandled during the fight on the way to a fourth-round submission loss, and never appeared to pose a serious threat to the undefeated Dagestani champ.
The Irishman has been linked to a few names, including featherweight champion Max Holloway and lightweights Dustin Poirier and Al Iaquinta, and of course there has been no shortage of fighters stepping forward to be McGregor’s comeback opponent, thanks to the enormous payday that would surely represent.