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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor may have just accepted a fight

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The most “Notorious” retired fighter in the world may be coming back yet again.

Conor McGregor may have announced his retirement less than two months ago, but there’s several reasons to believe McGregor’s latest vacation from competition will not last. After all, it is the third time McGregor has opted to retire, and the last two occasions saw him return to action as soon as the correct opponent or paycheck arose.

More likely than not, it’s a negotiation tactic for the 32-year-old former champion.

Adding some evidence to the idea that a McGregor return is inevitable, the Irishman turned to Twitter to seemingly accept a bout.

Obviously, this is an extraordinarily vague tweet, but there are a pair of real theories. First and foremost, Tony Ferguson recently expressed interest in fighting McGregor, which is the most likely option. The two have been discussed as potential opponents previously, and it’s really the perfect fight to reintroduce McGregor to the Lightweight title mix.

If McGregor knocks out “El Cucuy,” a title shot is undeniable.

However, there is a dark horse option as well. UFC’s latest hotshot young prospect, Khamzat Chimaev, is taking aim at McGregor. In fact, he’s called out McGregor less than an hour before the “I accept” tweet!

UFC and Dana White are pretty high on Chimaev, recently speculating favorably on his chances opposite Welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman. The promotion definitely believes in his talent, but does that mean they’ll match him up with McGregor?

I highly doubt it. There’s little to be gained, and “Borz” is the type of style that could theoretically give McGregor trouble. Either way, stay tuned for any potential clarification on McGregor’s potential return.

Insomnia

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Slips, rips, and KO clips

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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.