CONOR McGREGOR has hinted at a UFC return after admitting: “Maybe there is more”.
The former two-division champion announced his retirement for the third time in four years in June.
But on the four-year anniversary of his rematch win over rival Nate Diaz, McGregor appears to have opened the door to a comeback.
He wrote: “4 years ago today!
“Backstage waiting to go out for one of the biggest bouts of my fighting life! McGregor/Diaz II Wow!
“Maybe there is more…”
McGregor has not fought since his 40 second win against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, 36, in January.
The Irishman’s masterplan for a three-fight season was soon cancelled after the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe.
During that time the frustrated southpaw could only watch as Justin Gaethje, 31, won the interim lightweight belt and set up a unification against Khabib Nurmagomedov, also 31.
It prompted McGregor to walk out on the UFC having been pushed further down the title picture.
He has since got engaged to long-time partner Dee Devlin, enjoying the retired life.
But UFC president Dana White revealed the former two-weight champion has the option to make a dramatic return next year.
White told Barstool Sports this month: “This year, he is retired. He doesn’t have a fight this year, and he won’t have a fight this year.
“Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020.
“I’m not saying he won’t fight in 2021, but I’m telling you we don’t have a fight planned for him in 2021, but I guarantee he will not fight in 2020.”