Conor McGregor has suggested he will walk away from the UFC after fighting out his contract.
The Irishman has been signed to the leading mixed martial arts promotion since his debut against Marcus Brimage in 2013.
He went on to become a two-weight world champion by stopping first Jose Aldo at featherweight and then Eddie Alvarez at lightweight.
McGregor is currently recovering from the broken leg he suffered in his second successive defeat by Dustin Poirier and is expected to be sidelined until next summer.
And when he does return, the Dubliner has hinted he may only fight another twice, which could see him quit MMA by the end of next year, reports the Irish Mirror.
“I currently hold eight of the UFC’s top 10 pay-per-views. With two fights left on my contract, I will look to finish with the full top 10 in pay-per-views,” he posted on Twitter.
Conor McGregor held two titles after beating Eddie Alvarez in 2016 (Image: Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
McGregor has lost three of his last four UFC fights but insists he remains a title contender.
He claims he could move back to welterweight and challenge current champion Kamaru Usman but has also hinted at completing his trilogy with Nate Diaz.
The rivals swapped victories in 2016 and are widely expected to settle the score before retiring.
McGregor is confident he is ahead of schedule in his recovery after having his cast removed.
“I’m rocking (and) well ahead of schedule. Let’s keep it going. … It was good news. Good news at the docs. I think this bone is back together, to be honest,” he said recently.
“The ankle is feeling great. … I’ve got me flip-flops on, I have. I’m out of the boot. I’ve got the flip-flops on, so that’s a good sign… I’m still jacked as well, bro. It ain’t over. We’re only warming up. Still fresh. Still untouched. You still can’t get me.
McGregor also insisted he was remaining cautious however after former middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to have a second surgery on a similar injury after rushing back.
“I’m being careful with it. I’m listening to what the doctors are saying. Everything else, I can’t physically do, I’m not pushing it too far after seeing what happened to Weidman recently,” McGregor added.
“It’s in the back of my head that I go in there and maybe they say, ‘Oh, it’s not connected again. You have to go through this again.’
“Look what happened to Weidman. I don’t think that’s the case with me. I know that’s not the case with me. I am a little bit nervous.”