Champion MMA fighter ‘Conor McGregor’ declares shock retirement via Twitter, months after controversial UFC fight
In a move that has shocked a few, mixed martial arts warrior Conor “The Notorious” McGregor has reported his retirement from the sport through Twitter.
“Hey guys quick announcement,” McGregor tweeted late Monday. “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!”
The 30-year-old contender, initially from Dublin, Ireland, is a two division UFC world champion and two division Cage Warriors World Champion. He’s positioned No. 2 lightweight hero and No. 9 pound for pound champion in the UFC, as indicated by Fox Sports.
Yippee Sports revealed the declaration came as a shock, and that McGregor may “just be trying to get an upper hand in a negotiation.”
McGregor showed up Monday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and made no notice of resigning, MMA Fighting announced. He discussed battling this mid year.
““We’re in talks for July,” McGregor told Fallon. “So we’ll see what happens. A lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game. But again, like I said, and to my fans, I am in shape and I am ready.”once more, similar to I stated, and to my fans, I am fit as a fiddle and I am prepared.”
A few fans on Twitter appeared to be unconvinced of the news.
“Last time he said this he fought twice in the next 6 months,” tweeted @BishopSportsNet.
UFC hasn’t yet remarked on McGregor’s declaration.