McGregor announced his retirement (for the second time) on social media last week but It looks like the MMA fighter is already ready to come out of retirement.
MMA fighter Conor McGregor challenged Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg on Saturday, inviting him to a battle over his stake in the UFC.
“I’ve decided to challenge Hollywood actress Mark Walhberg next. A fight for all the shares!” McGregor tweeted, earning more than 8,300 retweets and 73,000 likes as of Monday afternoon.
I’ve decided to challenge Hollywood actress Mark Walhberg next.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 31 March 2019
A fight for all the shares!
Wahlberg is one of 23 celebrity shareholders in the company, according to Business Insider
Some on social media encouraged Wahlberg to accept McGregor’s offer.
“Get it!” one Twitter user replied.
“Yes!!!!!” another echoed.
Some cautioned the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion that Walhberg could be victorious.
“You must not know what this man is capable of,” one fan wrote.
“Don’t you dare come at Marky Mark or you’ll hear from the Funky Bunch,” another added.
“I love you and respect a fellow Irishman, but disrespecting Marky Mark is where I draw the line,” a third chimed in.
Another UFC fan then advised McGregor to watch the 2010 thriller “Four Brothers,” starring Wahlberg as a hotheaded hockey player.
“Watch ‘Four Brothers’ and change your mind fam,” the man wrote.
“I’ll smack him and his 4 brothers around. It wouldn’t be the first crew of brothers I’ve smacked around. Check the history books. The UFC history books,” McGregor fired back, pointing out his fighting record.
I’ll smack him and his 4 brothers around.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 31 March 2019
It wouldn’t be the first crew of brothers i’ve smacked around.
Check the history books.
The UFC history books. https://t.co/CEWc1JmL1y
McGregor has been vocal about owning a portion of the company in recent years.
“Me sliding into the co-main event … it’s now boosting [the UFC’s] brand over fighter rhetoric that they have. And, there’s no problem with that,” said Conor McGregor in a March video taken by BJPenn.com’s Mike Pendleton, according to TMZ Sports. “If they want me to push that and I have no problem with pushing that, give me my rightful shares in the UFC company. That’s all I ask.”
Mark Wahlberg has yet to respond to McGregor’s challenge.
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