McGregor, while answering a question on Twitter, revealed that he doesn’t think that Silva should retire at this time:
Sad to see tonight, but I say keep going! Real fighters never lose that fire so why try to force it out? Simply put time into finding the correct competition and continue on. The right competition is out there, for all levels and ages. Find it and do what you love to do! Forever! https://t.co/qFvPtCQuVE— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
UFC President Dana White says Silva will no longer fight in the UFC, so if Silva wants to fight against, it will be outside of the promotion.