News 31 March 2019
Author: Aaron M

Conor McGregor challenges Mark Wahlberg to a fight over UFC shares

31 March 2019

Despite announcing his retirement a few days ago, Conor McGregor is seemingly not ready to leave his hands firmly by his side.

In a bizarre tweet, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion called out actor and investor Mark Wahlberg.

In 2016, 23 celebrities including Mark Wahlberg, the Williams sisters and Tom Brady became the newest investors in one of the world’s fastest growing global sports brands.

This is likely to be a stunt, but the 30-year-old seems keen to join the ownership collective at UFC. Surprisingly, UFC President Dana White is not wholly opposed to this idea and said to TMZ Sports, “Listen, a lot of people bought in on the UFC. Banks, celebrities, and everything else. Listen, you want a piece? He’s got a lot of money. Come in and buy a piece, man.”

When a Twitter user warned McGregor about Wahlberg’s aggressive role in 2005’s Four Brothers, the mixed martial artist was sharp with his response. McGregor tweeted, “I’ll smack him and his 4 brothers around. It wouldn’t be the first crew of brother i’ve smacked around. Check the history books. The UFC history books.” 

As we wait for Mark Wahlberg to respond, let us know who your money is on to win the fight and read Conor McGregor’s retirement statement here.