Conor McGregor calling it quits… again? Embattled Irish fighter says he’s retired

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Conor McGregor retiring… again? 

Blog King, Mass Appeal

NEW YORK — After profiting from a maniacal career of knocking people’s teeth out, Irish fighter Conor McGregor (21-4) is calling it quits…. again. The 30-year-old UFC star announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday, just five months after getting his ass kicked by Khabib Nurmagomedov during a title bout in Las Vegas. “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ today,” McGregor tweeted.

“I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.”

“I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.”

McGregor’s proclamation comes on the heels of his appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that aired hours prior. During the pre-taped interview, McGregor said he was in negotiations with UFC to return to the Octagon in July. Those plans have obviously changed.

“We’re in talks for July,” McGregor explained on the show. “We’ll see what happens, a lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game. But like I said, to my fans, I am in shape and I am ready.”

“I have done my piece for the company,” McGregor continued.

“I don’t necessarily need to fight. I am set for life. My family is set for life. We are good, but I am eager to fight. So, we’ll see what happens. I’m staying ready.”

UFC president Dana White accepted McGregor’s decision.

“He has the money to retire, and his [Proper 12] whiskey is KILLIN it,” White said via text message. “It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. He’s retiring from fighting. Not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy, and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.”

“He has been so fun to watch,” White continued.

“He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him, and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the Octagon as he was in it.”

In case you’re wondering if McGregor’s retirement is legit, keep in mind, he’s done this sh*t before. If you recall, in April 2016, the MMA icon posted the following communiqué on Twitter: “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”

McGregor is currently being investigated for sexual assault in his native Ireland.

Some chick claims he purloined her vulva back in December.

Do you think this played a role in his abrupt retirement?

Share your thoughts below.

31 comments

  1. He’s playing chess.

    Wouldn’t be surprised seeing him at WrestleMania.

  2. He’s not done…Twitter is dogcrap

  3. A bad way to retire with losing to khabib…people are gonna say khabib made conor to leave ufc

  4. Khabib made him tap out of the UFC😂😂😂

  5. He’s of the greatest of all time. But let’s be honest, he can’t win a fight anymore.

  6. After that payday fight with May weather he wasn’t the same fighter , and he knows he can’t beat khabib

  7. Dave the great

    He’ll be back for sure! 👊

  8. Conor vs Broomstick. I’m picking the Broomstick. :)

  9. Cocaine’s a helluva drug

  10. This guy connor acts like a woman making everything too dramatic and forgot his roots where he came from now a complete drunk wasted out his skillsets

  11. I’m surprised he didn’t retire right after he fought Mayweather. I’m sure he made enough money that night to not have to fight ever again.

  12. Conor fakes a retirement every time he is a little upset with Dana. Does nobody remember, “Thanks for the Cheese.” when he was punished for not going to the UFC 200 press conference.

  13. Conor retires because Khabib the eagle ended his career

  14. He wants to become a street punk jerk full time.

  15. He’s retiring Bc of the sexual assault charge he is facing.

  16. Who gives a fuck. .Really

  17. Hey, Conor… however you feel it right, mate. If you believe it`s a great idea to retire with your MMA carreer in shambles, getting your ass royally whooped in your last fight, because you have enough Gs… go for it, mate. You say you love the sport, the art form, the concept, yet trash it all because Dana won`t give you a piece of the cake. It`s all good, but imagine how great it would be if people didn`t hear you talking a new hole out your ass all the time. It`s all about the money, mate. What happened to “I`ll fight for peanuts?” Nothing, because it was probably never nothing to begin with.
    If I want someone who`s really passionate about the sport, I have to look no further than Tony Ferguson. Max Holloway. Khabib Nurmagomedov.

  18. No way Conor’s retiring,he has no purpose when he’s out of the octagon.I dont think he has it in him to walk away tbh not when there’s still a choice to compete, he’s a slave to being a competitor..a winner.Had he of beaten Khabib then I reckon he would have retired and that would have been a sensible descision…but he didnt.I cant imagine a natural born winner leaving on a defeat without even trying to get one more fight in to checkout on a win.

  19. Danilo Painter

    Conor: My account was hacked, I am not retiring.

  20. Chrystal Coffin

    Connor will go where the money is. If WWE offered him more money then he is gone.

  21. He got arrested for sexual assault. That’s why he retired.

  22. The guy is a mediocre fighter at best. Some would say he is a bum…Good riddance we wont miss the tapmachine….

  23. These are all just tactics to hype up his next fight. Dana and Conor has always been in cahoots to make money..

  24. Chozus Makavelli

    Conor retired because the day before Dana told him if he wants a share in ufc, he had to pay for it. Ufc is now worth billions, and his 100 million has been shouting about, is now peanuts in terms of ufc ownership.
    He thinks dana gnna come running, ‘no conor, don’t retire, I’ll give you 50% of the company’. Lol. Conor is a prick.

  25. If he wants to retire I don’t see the problem, Floyd retires every day lol

  26. Might as well he can’t beat anyone

  27. Connor is struggling with closet homosexual desire’s. He is a closet faag.

  28. Kira Killer333

    Conor stole Floyd Mayweather’s whole playbook: trash talking, winning, sexual assault case, retirement, then come back to fight.

  29. Conor lost his legacy. Getting high on his own supply with whiskey, coke, and women. NEXT!

  30. April fools

  31. Low life rat 🐀

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