Former UFC double champion, Conor McGregor, has reacted to the surprise announcement by Israel Adesanya, who announced the day before that he was putting his career on pause, not ruling out that he may never return to the octagon again.
According to the Irishman, the Nigerian should change his approach to the training process, emphasizing the classical boxing, and then he will be able to regain the title, which was taken from him at the beginning of last month by the American Sean Strickland.
“Big glove boxing sparring in a closed ring and you can shoot Shawn with your hands behind your back, boy,” the Irishman wrote on social media. “And then come back and take your title.”
According to Adesanya, his announcement of an extended leave of absence is not an announcement of retirement, but he did not rule out that he may change his mind and end his career permanently in the process.
On September 9 at UFC 293 in Sydney, Sean Strickland, who took the title fight on short notice, scored a sensational victory, defeating Israel Adesanya in dominant fashion by unanimous 49-46 three-round unanimous decision, sending the champion to a knockdown as early as the first round.