Conor McGregor Is Back… Sort of

McGregor Releases New Commercial With Burger King

Conor McGregor was back in the limelight Monday, but not for the reasons most of us wanted.  McGregor released a commercial on his social media today, showing him taking a private jet and eating a spicy chicken sandwich with the Burger King mascot.  The video below is available via the Burger King YouTube account.

McGregor (21-3) teased there’s “big news on the way” hours before the commercial was released.  The picture below is via McGregor’s Twitter page.

McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC since winning the lightweight belt at UFC 205 in November 2016.  He did fight in 2017, but it was in the boxing ring versus Floyd Mayweather.  McGregor lost the fight via TKO in the 10th round and has yet to announce when and if he will return to the octagon.

McGregor is currently the lightweight champion, but it doesn’t appear he will be for long.  Dana White stated on his social media the winner of interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 on April 7th will be crowned lightweight champion, thus stripping McGregor of his title..  The official trailer for the video can be seen below via the UFC’s YouTube page.

The co-main event for UFC 223 is also a title fight.  It’s a rematch between strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.  Namajunas (7-3) knocked out Jedrzejczyk (14-1) in the first round of their UFC 217 fight, in which Jedrzejczyk suffered her first career loss.  The trailer below can be see via the UFC’s YouTube page.

As for the commercial, it’s hard to believe Burger King would endorse McGregor without him committing to fighting again.  His stamp on the spicy chicken sandwich should help Burger King, but they would most likely want to see their logo on his uniform when he fights.

People will probably continue to talk trash about how he is in commercials, but not fighting.  And for those people, revert to his last line in the commercial.

 

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Greg LaFountain is from a small town in upstate New York called Peru. After graduating high school, Greg enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country for four years. After the Marines, Greg went to Pensacola State College where he got his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He then moved to Tampa and enrolled at the University of South Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. Since graduating from USF, Greg interned with Bucs Blitz, covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Greg joined Genesis in the fall of 2016, covering Florida State Football, the NFL and the UFC.