It’s no surprise to see UFC fighters becoming part of fan bases for other sports. This is very evident in football. Where UFC fighters like Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been enthusiastic participants on social media when updated about their love for the game.
Recently, UFC megastar Conor McGregor did it again by showing his love to a football legend. McGregor was last seen at UFC 264 when he lost a three-part fight to UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier. Since then, McGregor has been recovering from a post-fight fracture injury. The surgery was a success and since then, he has shown a significant improvement in his recovery. At the moment, he has no plans to return to competition anytime soon but hopes to join a wheelchair boxing match for a charity.
Conor McGregor pays tribute to former Norwegian footballer and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a former footballer and recently retired manager who has played both of the aforementioned roles for the Manchester United league. Ole was a Manchester United player from 1996-97 to 2006-07 and has scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for the respective Premier League club. He was recently in the news after he had just resigned as football coach for the club due to the team’s decline in recent football matches.
Despite that, after leaving this position, Ole has been honored by many famous faces around the world, including Conor McGregor. McGregor wrote in his tweet “I want to give my deep thanks and deep thanks to living legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær! Ole you are forever, Sir! Icon! Inspiration! Hero! Legend! Thank you Ole @ManUtd”
What do you think of McGregor’s gesture to Ole? When do you see “The Notorious” return to the Octagon and who do you want him to face when he returns? McGregor wants a fight with Poirier but not sure if the UFC wants a fourth fight between the two fighters. In addition, there have been many other names called McGregor including Michael Chandler and Khamzat Chimaev.
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