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'Retired' McGregor hints at return

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'Retired' McGregor hints at return
FILE PHOTO: Boxing - Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor - Las Vegas, USA - August 26, 2017 Conor McGregor makes his entrance before the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus   -   Copyright  Steve Marcus(Reuters)

(Reuters) – Conor McGregor has hinted his “retirement” from mixed martial arts may be over already after the Irishman said in a post on Twitter: “ … see you in the Octagon”.

“I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds,” he Tweeted.

“All faiths challenge us to be our best selves. It is one world and one for all. Now see you in the Octagon.”

Two weeks ago, the twice Ultimate Fighting Championship title-holder sent shockwaves around the sporting world by saying he was retiring on Twitter.

The announcement drew plenty of scepticism, given a previous “retirement” in 2016 lasted a matter of days.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford)