Conor McGregor teased UFC Dublin homecoming fight but ‘then deleted his retweet’
Conor McGregor has got the hearts of UFC fans racing after he retweeted a post suggesting he will be retuning to Ireland on August 15 to fight Diego Sanchez.
Notorious was back in the Octagon last month as he beat Donald Corrine in Las Vegas in their welterweight bought.
McGregor had not fought before then since October 2018 when he was forced into submission by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
18 months on, though, he is gearing up for another challenge as UFC prepares to return to Dublin.
An opponent for McGregor has not yet been confirmed, with possibilities being scouted out to go up against the Irish superstar.
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McGregor wants to be as active as possible in 2020, having taken his extended break from the sport last year.
On Saturday, the 31-year-old took to Twitter to call for a fight with Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez, 38.
The two have a long-standing rivalry, and more fuel has been added to the fire over a potential bout.
McGregor retweeted a post which read: “UFC officially announces @TheNotoriousMMA long awaited return to Ireland! He will be facing future HoF legend @DiegoSanchezUFC”.
The tweet, coming from account @jaqueseoctavius, also had a graphic of the two fighters along with ticket information.
It claimed tickets would go on sale on June 26 and the fight would happen on Saturday, August 15 in Dublin.
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But McGregor quickly took it back down from his Twitter page, deleting his retweet.
Notorious has not fought in Ireland since 2014, but a Fight Night card at the city’s 3 Arena was confirmed by the promotion last week.
No main even has been announced for the show as yet, and it appears the suggestion of a showdown with Sanchez is premature.
The UFC veteran has repeatedly faced calls to retire over the past few years and a fight with McGregor would leave fans surprised.
They have never battled it out before, and fans were sceptical, even after McGregor retweeted the idea.
One said: “I like the fact that McGregor actually retweeted this.”
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A second added: “I nearly fell off me chair thinking that was real”.
“Christ. My heart went then,” a third wrote.
And a fourth put: “I got scared for a second. This was like seeing Diego's death sentence online lmao.”
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