In 2020, Conor McGregor announced that he was retiring from professional sport. Like other former athletes, the MMA fighter can continue to be heard in other fields like politics, coaching, or business. Check the newest Conor McGregor special bets at 1xBET to see what he can do apart from fighting.
Conor McGregor is probably one of the most successful mixed martial artists in the world. His name is familiar even to people who are far from sport. During 12 years of professional career, McGregor won 22 titles in 26 fights. He is also a former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion.
McGregor decided to retire from fighting in June 2020. Previously, he has already announced quitting professional sports twice: in 2016 and 2019. In the first case, his decision was based on a loss to Nate Diaz – by quitting, McGregor tried to manipulate UFC to allow the fighter to have a rematch. The Irish succeeded in it and won the second fight with Diaz. Three years later, McGregor decided to leave due to a defeat from Khabib Nurmagomedov but finally stayed in sports.
This year, McGregor’s decision to quit MMA seems inevitable. What will he do in post-retirement life? Let’s see what predictions 1xBET Sportsbook has.
Conor McGregor special bets on his future beyond fighting
According to online sportsbooks in Ireland, the most possible option for McGregor would be running for the presidency. 14.00 odds at 1xBET show that the former fighter has good chances to become the next leader of Ireland. He can replace the sitting president Michael D. Higgins, who has been occupying the post since 2011. If so, the world can have two strangest presidents ever – Kanye West in the US and McGregor in Ireland.
Conor McGregor special bets to become a president are not as weird as they may seem. Let’s remember all cases when former sportsmen or celebrities became successful leaders or government officials.
Bodybuilder and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Although the last years of his administration were quite controversial, many Americans call him a good politician.
The sitting president of the US initially was a businessman and a TV personality. He made a real estate business, became famous as a Miss Universe show owner and an actor. All this didn’t prevent Trump from becoming the 45th head of the US.
Another sitting president who is a former celebrity is Vladimir Zelensky. He was a popular comedian and actor in post-Soviet countries when he ran for the presidency. The Ukrainian leader was elected as the head of the state in 2019.
Ukrainian former boxer Vitaly Klitschko is the brightest example of a successful politician. He is the sitting Mayor of Kyiv, who spends the 2nd term on his post. Most people from the capital of Ukraine call him the best head of the city.
Therefore, Conor McGregor can follow these people’s steps and become one of the most successful politicians who once were sportsmen or celebrities. Bet on him to become the next president of Ireland. You can also bet on Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko to be back to sports three years after his retirement.