Conor McGregor has been out of MMA action for quite a few months now, but nobody in their wildest dreams would have seen this coming. The UFC champion fighter just announced his retirement through a tweet. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion said he is ending his career, and it is not the best news for the day.
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
His tweet read: “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!”
He sounds like he has thought this through and wishes to focus on his other businesses for the moment. He is currently suspended, but that wouldn’t matter much if he has officially retired from the sport.
Additionally, UFC president Dana White has also said a word about the retirement in an exchange of texts with ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto.
The reporter posted a screenshot of the text messages on his Twitter handle as well:
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 26, 2019
However, the fans did not trust the tweet or the announcement as this is not the first time Conor has hinted towards quitting. Earlier, back in 2016, he had announced he is retiring ‘early’ from the sport after he suffered a loss against Nate Diaz.
The Twitterati obviously showed dismay towards the news and tweeted what they thought about the announcement. Here are a few:
How drunk is @TheNotoriousMMA right now? LOL
— Casey (@CaseyJLynn) March 26, 2019
A fan also claimed that he will be back and will be ‘PAID’ even more, in his tweet:
Conor McGregor “retired”… 🤣 Alright calm down Dana’s gonna conform and Conor will be back, getting PAID even more.
— Robb Lenz (@RobbLenz) March 26, 2019
0% chance McGregor never fights again
— Bishop MMA (@BishopSportsNet) March 26, 2019
Well, we can only wait for the official statement of this retirement. However, if it is true it is the end of an era and obviously, of the notorious walk in the octagon.