Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA
Conor McGregor is one of the biggest names (if not the biggest name) in the UFC. His fighting ability makes the headlines sure, but what fans have obsessed with him is the bizarre way he operates. If McGregor has something to say, you know it, and he will ensure that it is announced in more than a life-size way.
This usually means trash-talking competition, or the announcement of the contenders he would like to take in the future, but not this time. In a tweet published early this morning, McGregor announced that he will retire from Mixed Martial Arts. He wrote:
In addition to shock, there was a lot of skepticism in McGregor’s fans. The news came so suddenly, amid various promised competitions and resits, so there are many people who just don’t buy it.
Many think he can follow a similar career path to his former opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is still coming out of retirement for a fight when the money looks good enough.
There is always the chance that he goes to WWE, just like Ronda Rousey. Wouldn’t that be something …
Anyway, UFC president Dana White is probably a little worried about using one of the sport’s most profitable athletes.
This is not even the first time that Conor has bullied his retirement. I have decided to retire, “he wrote in 2016.” Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later. “
In addition, he has talked a number of quarrels lately – that is why his fans were so surprised by this sudden turnaround. When he recently spoke to Jimmy Fallon, he spoke of a potential fight in the summer:
Another key in the works is that many were expecting McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch after their previous two fights had scored them right.
Last week McGregor said, “I now owe him the trilogy and the trilogy will happen”, so it’s hard to imagine that he would stay away from the sport. Although the pension may be true, it sounds as if we will see him coming back to the octagon soon.