Conor McGregor drops HUGE hint over coming out of UFC retirement with brutal gym workouts amid Khabib rematch rumours

CONOR McGREGOR uploaded pictures working out in an intense training session – sparking calls for him to make a UFC return.

The 32-year-old is vacationing in France with his fiancee Dee Devlin and two children, Conor Jr, three and Croia, one.

It comes after he announced his third retirement in four years in June.

Despite seemingly having no plans to fight again, McGregor is regularly training.

It comes after he announced that he would be taking to the sea this month with Princess Charlene of Monaco in order to raise awareness for water safety.

And after posting pictures of a strength and conditioning session, fans pleaded with the former two-division champion to reverse his retirement.

One said: "Time for the return."

Another said: "Come back and fight."

McGregor in January won his first fight in three years, knocking out 37-year-old Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds.

UFC president Dana White admitted it was enough to earn the southpaw a shot at the lightweight belt.

But having been unable to fight during the coronavirus pandemic, Justin Gaethje, 31, went on to win the interim belt, setting up a unification against Khabib Nurmagomedov, also 31.

Having been demoted in the title picture, McGregor decided to hang up the gloves.

White has opened the door for him to come back next year, having previously promised him the winner between Gaethje and Nurmagomedov.

Unbeaten Khabib – who beat the Irish star in 2018 – admitted the rematch remains a possibility – but feels no obligation to fight his arch rival again.

Nurmagomedov told Sports Express: "It's absolutely not interesting to me. Of course, there is always some degree of probability.

"I have a challenger in front of me. He's respected, strong and active. 

"I don't even think about [McGregor]. Everything that needed to be done, I did on October 6, 2018.

"And what they say in the media, it does not bother me at all. 

"I proved that, as a fighter inside the cage, he could not offer me any resistance."

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