Don't Be Surprised If Ryan Lochte is Right About a Michael Phelps' Comeback For the 2016 Olympics

By Dan Parzych
Michael Phelps
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Over the last year or so, it’s safe to say Ryan Lochte has become one of the most popular athletes to follow and the swimmer recently wrapped up his famous “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” reality show–which was quite hilarious to watch each Sunday night as he proved not to be the sharpest tool in the shed. Even though the 2016 Olympics in Brazil are still a few years away, it’s safe to say Lochte will have the opportunity to be one of the favorites to take home numerous gold medals as he’s proven to be one of the top swimmers in the world–especially now that Michael Phelps has decided to call it a career and enjoy retirement.

Then again, if you talk to Lochte, he still believes Phelps could pull a Brett Favre and attempt a comeback to compete in Brazil in 2016–which really wouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Lochte recently discussed after working out for the world championship trials how it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Phelps make a comeback–saying how he believes it’s only a matter of time before he gets back into the swing of things with training. When considering the fact that Phelps is only 27 and has already proven to be one of the greatest Olympians of all time, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Lochte ends up being right about a comeback considering an athlete like Phelps still seems capable of competing at the highest levels.

Plus, Phelps has the rest of his life to enjoy being retired–so why wouldn’t Phelps consider a comeback for the sport he’s loved all of his life?

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