UFC Fighter Conor McGregor announces retirement for the third time
Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from UFC, at the age of 31. The champ is also a controversial Irishman, formerly a featherweight and lightweight champion, and also one of the biggest names in the business. He tweeted his retirement on Twitter in the news that followed the conclusion of the UFC 250 event.
He tweeted thus “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” McGregor wrote. “Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my world titles wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.”
However, McGregor has also previously announced his retirement, once in 2016, next in 2019 and again now. He made his way back to the octagon after his second retirement plan. McGregor is the first-ever two-division UFC champion in history and is also a popular MMA fighter in the world. He is also considered ‘notorious’ for announcing announcements abruptly, looking at his past. He once retired before the second Nate Diaz fight as he reportedly had negotiation issues with the UFC. The second retirement announcement of his came in the year 2019, March 26th. He said that he is retiring “from the sport formally known as “mixed martial arts” today”
McGregor however made his comeback to MMA earlier this year when he defeated Donald Cerrone in the first round of UFC 246. He made an impressive come back in the first-round stoppage of Donald “cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246.
Reacting to the news, UFC President Dana White tweeted “I don’t give a f***. I’m trying my best to keep the train on the tracks. You don’t have to fight. If these guys want to sit out and retire, if that’s what Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, and Jorge Masvidal are feeling right now, I feel you. One a certain level, I understand it! We’ve been here before, this has happened to us before, more than once too.”