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Conor McGregor told he should have retired after losing to Floyd Mayweather

McGregor has been told by UFC lightweight Mason Jones that he should have retired after his 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather having lost three times in the cage since the historic battle

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Conor McGregor has been told he should have retired from fighting after his 2017 mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather.

The Irishman is currently recovering from a broken leg injury suffered in defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

And he has won on just two of his last three UFC appearances as his professional record continues to stutter.

And 26-year-old lightweight Mason Jones believes McGregor should have retired after being stopped by Mayweather.

“I think [ Conor McGregor ] did well,” Jones told SportsKeeda MMA. “I just don’t understand why he came back into MMA after the whole Mayweather stuff. Like, when you make into that realm, live a lifestyle and enjoy.

“There are other ways to make money, but he does love MMA, that’s easy to see. I think he is who he is and I don’t think he sort of surrounds himself with the right people. I just don’t think the second fight vs. Poirier was a good move.”



Conor McGregor will return to action after his planned recovery from a broken leg injury
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McGregor fell short in his first boxing appearance against Mayweather suffering a late stoppage after being outclassed on the night.

But the event was viewed a success for both men with a huge pay-per-view following of 4.3 million buys.

And this reportedly earned McGregor a total purse of $30 million, which was later expected to increase to $130 million.

He is now taking some time to ponder his next career move, with a return to the boxing ring against Jake Paul also touted.

But the American YouTuber has called for the Irishman to “sober up” to secure a future boxing meeting.







“We’re on the path to a lot bigger fights. I’m salivating too, because I’m just getting warmed up,” Paul said. ” Conor McGregor has a lot more to focus on besides me right now. I’m five wins in a row. He is one and three in the past four years.

“So the guy needs to get off of his little vodka or whatever the f*** his brand is, and sober up and start to get back in the f****** gym and then we can f****** fight.

“But to be honest, no way he hits harder than Woodley, he doesn’t weigh as much as Woodley, he’s shorter than Woodley.

“I said it before the fight, I think Woodley is a harder fight than him, especially on the way he’s going, Conor’s going down, I’m going up. Woodley came in game, we will see.”

McGregor currently has two fights remaining on his current UFC deal, with Nate Diaz and a fourth fight with Poirier rumoured to be target opponents.

And with the Irish star providing a positive injury update and hinting at an early return they could be on the cards.

Former UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has called for McGregor to take Diaz as a “tune-up” fight to challenge Poirier for a fourth and final time.

“Hopefully, we see that fight,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast. “I’m not sure if he wants to come back, Conor I’m talking about, after what’s probably going to be about a year’s lay-off and fighting Dustin for the third time.

“You kind of want to get your whistle wet. Find your mojo, blow off that ring rust. Nate would be the guy. Then, if Conor beats Nate, then he fights Dustin, because, you know, they are going to do a fourth fight.”


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