Conor McGregor: “I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today” - MMA - TheMacLife

Conor McGregor: “I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today”

Conor McGregor has made a ‘small’ announcement.

By TheMacLife - 26 Mar 2019

Conor McGregor has apparently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.

The first ever UFC double champion took to his social media this evening to make a “small announcement” to his fans. In the tweet, McGregor wished his old ‘colleagues’ well and stated he would be joining his former partners in the new venture of retirement.

“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today,” McGregor wrote on Monday night. “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!”

McGregor had previously stated he was eyeing a July return to the Octagon, with names such as Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier suggested as potential opponents. If he walks away from the Octagon, he’ll do so having made a bigger impact on mixed martial arts than any fighter in history.

The Irishman entered the UFC in 2013, before going on a sensational run at featherweight before defeating Jose Aldo for the world championship. His subsequent fights with Nate Diaz at 170-pounds broke records across the books for the UFC, before a McGregor moved to the lightweight division to claim his second world title. He was the first fighter to ever hold two belts simultaneously inside the UFC.

After that, McGregor moved into boxing — another unprecedented move — where he met Floyd Mayweather in the biggest combat sporting event of all time and secured his family’s financial future.

McGregor will go down as the biggest star in MMA history, bringing swathes of new fans and eyes to the sport and being an integral part of the UFC’s growth in recent years.

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