Irish UFC superstar and former “champ-champ” Conor McGregor posted on Twitter recently that he’s walking away from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Although some speculate that he is not truly retiring, but rather garnering attention to create hype for a comeback fight, The internet sure did go nuts after McGregor posted the status to the popular social media site.
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
Rumors have circulated recently that McGregor (21-4-0) could potentially take on former lightweight title contender Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this July, but Cerrone was instead locked in to fight Al Iaquinta in May. The reason behind the fight with Cerrone not coming to fruition is apparently that the UFC wanted McGregor to fight Cerrone in the co-man event, which McGregor refused. McGregor stated that he would only accept a co-main spot if he was given shares of t
As is a common theme lately, it is uncertain if we will ever see McGregor in the UFC octagon again. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, McGregor stated that from a financial standpoint, he never needs to fight again:
“In reality, i can pick who i please. I have done alot, I have fought alot. I have never pulled out of [fights]. I have gone through some crazy injuries, some crazy external situations that many a man would sprint for the hills if it happened to them. But i stood firm, done my piece for the company. [Proper Twelve] whiskey is my baby. I have alot of great entities. I am set for life. My family is set for life. We are good. But i am eager to fight. So we will see what happens.”