UFC money maker Conor McGregor has announced his retirement at the age of 31 from MMA.
CONOR MCGREGOR TWEET
In a tweet this morning he announced that his days of fighting had come to an end..
“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting.”
“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 title wins!”
“Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours”
His announcement after UFC 250 is now the third time in four years that he has placed himself in MMA retirement.
Dana White commented on the situation with Jones, Masvidal and McGregor: “We’ve been here before, this has happened to us before, more than once too”
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With the Dublin man being in the news a couple of times over the last few days with a video showing him in training and hint that a new Netflix documentary on his fight with boxing king Floyd Mayweather is imminent, is Conor seeking a little attention?
McGregor is such a huge earner for Dana White and the UFC that the tweet smells of the Irishman putting massive pressure on the organisation to negotiate with him on his terms over fights and of course the healthy purse that come with a Conor McGregor fight.
He has no doubt made an impact on the UFC world with a 22 win 4 loses record and while defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.
Even though he held both titles he never successfully retained those titles in a competitive fight having been stripped a couple of times and of course losing out badly to Khabib Nurmagomedov seems to have dented his untouchable aura.
If he has retired McGregor has to be commended on getting himself to the top of the UFC ladder and onto the Forbes rich list with a cleverly worked out plan (The Mayweather fight was financially pure genius) and alot of hard work and dedication.
Maybe McGregor isn’t getting the fights he wants? Maybe he isn’t getting the money he wants? Maybe he fears for fighting in the current Covid19 pandemic which would be understandable! Maybe he isn’t retiring at all? The boy who cried wolf comes to mind. But what we do know is that Conor McGregor wont stay out of the headlines for long one way or another.