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Here we go again: Conor McGregor has ‘decided to retire from fighting’ – MMA Junkie


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No stranger to “announcing” his retirement on Twitter, Conor McGregor has accomplished it once again.

Soon just after the conclusion of UFC 250 on Saturday evening, McGregor introduced that he’s “decided to retire from battling.”

“Hey guys I’ve resolved to retire from fighting,” McGregor wrote in a caption higher than a image of him with his mother. “Thank you all for the remarkable reminiscences! What a ride it’s been! In this article is a photo of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one particular of my World title wins! Decide on the house of your dreams Mags I like you! Whatsoever you motivation it is yours”

Hey guys I have made a decision to retire from preventing.
Thank you all for the wonderful memories! What a journey it is been!
Right here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post just one of my World title wins!
Select the property of your desires Mags I adore you!
Whatever you drive it’s yours ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Dh4ijsZacZ

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 7, 2020

When requested about McGregor’s surprise tweet, UFC president Dana White appeared to chalk it up to stir craziness for the duration of the global coronavirus pandemic and other existing events.

“I’ll remind every person that we’re in a pandemic. The globe is a insane area appropriate now with all these factors that are likely on,” White claimed at the UFC 250 put up-combat news meeting. “I think that all people feels this proper now. There’s no admirers. We can not journey the fights all over. I think everybody is pissed off, puzzled, been locked up in their residences for 3-and-a-50 percent months. People are wearing masks. There is protests. There is riots. The listing goes on and on.

“If you never feel what I’m accomplishing appropriate now is probably the hardest detail that I have ever done, and you don’t think three situations a working day I toss my (expletive) palms up and I’m completely ready to say, ‘(Expletive) this (expletive).’ The amount of people today I have gunning at me suitable now is insane.”

Randomly saying his retirement on Twitter is practically nothing new for McGregor. When UFC deal negotiations ran amuck in 2019, McGregor posted a very similar concept. In April 2016, McGregorannounced his retirement in the now-infamous “thanks for the cheese” tweet. 

McGregor, 31, has been selected by UFC president Dana White as the possible up coming challenger for the winner of the upcoming light-weight championship bout in between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.

Only time will tell if McGregor in fact means what he wrote. The former UFC double winner has not competed due to the fact UFC 246 in January when he defeated Donald Cerrone by very first-round TKO.

McGregor joins a notable listing of UFC fighters who have both retired, threatened to retire, or spoken out about failed negotiations. The marketing is at this time in the midst of public again-and-forths with UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones and “BMF” titleholder Jorge Masvidal. Past month, bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo retired immediately after defending his belt and later on vacated.

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