McGregor announces his retirement
March 27, 2019 11:38 am
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport, posting the news on Twitter.
The controversial Irish fighter, whose nickname is “The Notorious,” is currently ranked 8th on the Ultimate Fighting Championship pound-for-pound list.
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, 2019Article continues after advertisement
He leaves the sport with a 21-4-0 record, and UFC belts in two divisions.
— Asim (@AsimK_2000) March 25, 2019
McGregor’s announcement comes just hours after an interview aired on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon in which the fighter claimed he was in negotiations for an upcoming fight.