UFC: Conor McGregor Announces Retirement … again

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Conor McGregor has said that he has retired from fighting. This is not the first time the Irish fighter has announced retirement from the octagon.

In a tweet, the former two-weight UFC Champion said that he has retired from the sport.

McGregor first announced his retirement in 2016 and took a two year break from the sport.

During the break, he tried a stint in a mega-money fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. He would lose to the undefeated pugilist via TKO.

The ‘Notorious’ would then return in 2018 and took on UFC lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. He lost to the Dagestani fighter, tapping to a submission in the third round.

Speaking after UFC 250 in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White informed that he was not aware of McGregor’s announcement.

White said:

One of my people grabbed me and showed it to me on social media – that’s Conor, that’s how Conor works and does things. Conor McGregor’s not going to need some money any time soon. He loves the fight, he’s passionate about it and he has an incredible fighter IQ. But whatever his reason is, when you say you want to retire, don’t worry about it. Do your thing, man.

McGregor signed for the UFC in 2013 as a two-division Cage Warriors champion and went on to capture the UFC titles at featherweight and lightweight, becoming the first man to simultaneously hold UFC titles in two weight classes.

Earlier this year McGregor displayed one of the most spectacular performances in UFC history – defeating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone within just 40 seconds.