Conor McGregor announced the end of his fighting career early Tuesday morning on Twitter.
The Irish-born superstar tweeted that he “decided to retire” and wished all his “old colleagues well going forward in competition.” (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)
Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
UFC President Dana White released a statement supporting McGregor’s decision and said he was looking “forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it.” (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 26, 2019
True story, I woke up and saw this notification on my phone and thought I was dreaming. It’s worth noting that McGregor briefly retired for a short time about three years ago. That didn’t last long at all. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Conor McGregor v Khabib
— Bin Veto (@binveto) October 7, 2018
I guess we’ll have to see how long this retirement lasts for, but I’m guessing there’s still a very real chance McGregor fights again at some point.
Yes, he’s made generational money at this point, but I’m not sure he wants to go out on two straight losses.
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If this is the end of the road, then McGregor had one hell of a ride. He dominated the UFC for several years, made a ton of cash and became a global icon.
I’m not sure what more you could ask for.