BREAKING: Conor McGregor Announced Retirement… Again!

Last weekend, Conor McGregor shocked the world again when he announced his retirement from professional fighting. Catch what happened below!

Conor McGregor

BREAKING: Conor McGregor Announced Retirement… Again! 

Following Henry Cejudo’s step, the Notorious has also stated that he will be retiring from the sport last Sunday. From what we’ve seen, the announcement came after his claim that the promotion had refused to pay him the amount of money he expects. Previously, both Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones have expressed their dissatisfaction with the company. On the other hand, it looks like the Irishman has timed his statement at an appropriate time. 

The message arrived right after the end of the UFC 250 event, where many MMA fans have tuned in to watch the high-stakes bouts. He shared on social media: “Hey guys, I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” After that, Mcgregor also added: “Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my world titles wins. Pick the home of your dreams, Mags; I love you. Whatever you desire, it’s yours.”

Conor McGregor

The Notorious has just made his comeback to the cage this year, starting with a 40-second win over Donald Cerrone in January. Notably, it was also his first win since 2016, after losing back-to-back to Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Furthermore, this is the third time that he has released such a statement. In 2016, he shared his decision to “retire young” and “thanks for the cheese” after losing to Nate Diaz in UFC 196. However, he quickly came back for a rematch with Diaz at UFC 202. The second time he declared retirement was in 2019, after a series of scandals. 

Is it the end? 

However, many now raised the question of his declaration. Some think it could be a power-play move to force the promotion to increase fighter his paycheck. Meanwhile, the Irishman also shared last year that he plans to fight three times this year. As a result, we might be seeing his comeback sooner than we thought.