Combined martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has introduced his retirement from the game, posting the information on Twitter.
The controversial Irish fighter, whose nickname is “The Infamous,” is presently ranked 8th on the Ultimate Preventing Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound record. He leaves the sport with a 21-4-zero document, and UFC belts in two divisions.
McGregor’s announcement comes simply hours after an interview aired on “The Tonight Present” with Jimmy Fallon through which the fighter claimed he was in negotiations for an upcoming battle.
McGregor, informed Fallon, “My next battle, we’re in talks for July. We’ll see what occurs. A number of politics happening. The struggle recreation is a mad recreation but as I stated once more, to my fans I am in form and I am prepared.”
UFC supremo Dana White sent a text message to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto saying McGregor’s had achieved “unimaginable issues” in UFC.
“He has the cash to retire and his whiskey is killin’ it,” stated White, referring to McGregor’s new enterprise enterprise after the fighter linked upwith Eire Born Spirits to launch a whiskey model, Correct No. Twelve.
It completely is sensible,’ added White. “If I used to be him I might retire too. He’s retiring from preventing. Not from working. The Whiskey will hold him busy and I’m positive he has different issues he’s working on.
“He has been so fun to observe!!! He has completed unimaginable issues in this sport. I’m so completely happy for him and I look ahead to seeing him be as profitable outdoors of the octagon as he was in it.”
Second time’s a allure?
This isn’t the first time McGregor has tweeted his retirement. In 2016, he tweeted “I have determined to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”
MMA fan’s handled Tuesday’s early morning announcement with a touch of skepticism, given McGregor’s earlier claims.
CNN has reached out to McGregor and the UFC for touch upon the announcement.