UFC: Punters predict Conor McGregor's next post-retirement move

Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather. Photo credit: Photosport

Conor McGregor's latest UFC retirement will most likely spawn a new professional wrestling career, say bookmakers.

But getting arrested is also right up there among his next moves.

The mixed martial arts superstar tweeted his retirement overnight (NZT), sparking howls of disbelief among fans - he made a similar announcement in 2016, but retracted it within days.

McGregor already owns the successful Proper No.12 Irish whiskey label, which would likely continue to keep him in the comfort he has become used to through his fighting career.

BetOnline is offering odds on what McGregor will do next, with a stint in WWE the most favoured at 3/2.

UFC: Punters predict Conor McGregor's next post-retirement move

Returning to the MMA arena is next, with boxing the third-most favoured. He entered the ring in August 2017 to take on undefeated 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Junior in Nevada, losing by technical knockout in the 10th round.

Being arrested is at 5/1.

McGregor has already been in trouble with the law. He was convicted for assault, attempted assault and criminal mischief, when he attacked a bus carrying UFC fighters near New York's Barclays Centre last April.

Conor McGregor arrested by Miami police
Conor McGregor arrested by Miami police. Photo credit: Getty

Earlier this month, he was arrested for felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, after smashing the phone of a fan trying to take his photograph in Miami. Given his previous conviction, that may be enough to earn jail-time.

The full list of BetOnline odds on McGregor's next career choice is:

Fight in WWE 3/2

MMA fight 3/1

Boxing 4/1

Arrested 5/1

UFC commentator 10/1

Actor 12/1

Open a bar 12/1

Male stripper 20/1

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