Ex-UFC Champion Conor McGregor Announces Retirement From Mixed Martial Arts For Second Time - Insight Trending

Ex-UFC Champion Conor McGregor Announces Retirement From Mixed Martial Arts For Second Time

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Ex-UFC Champion Conor McGregor Announces Retirement From Mixed Martial Arts For Second Time
Irish fighter Conor McGregor, one of the most marketable fighter in mixed martial arts and a former UFC champion in two weight classes, announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at age 30 on Tuesday, five months after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title fight in Las Vegas, posting the news on Twitter.



McGregor wrote: "Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!"




The controversial Irish fighter, whose has a nickname "The Notorious," is currently ranked 8th on the (UFC) pound-for-pound list. He leaves the sport with a 21-4-0 record, and UFC belts in two weight classes.


Conor McGregor has made $30 million from the fights and reportedly earned almost $100 million in total through  various forms of revenue streams.

Since September 2018 Conor McGregor has been busy promoting his own brand of blended whiskey Proper No. 12, that retails for around $25 a bottle.

Dana White UFC President also confirmed the news of McGregor's retirement through text message to ESPN shortly after it was announced. "He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it," said White. "It totally makes sense and if I was him I would retire too."

It's not the first time Conor McGregor has made an announcement of his retirement like on Twitter. After defeat to Nate Diaz in 2016 he said he had decided to "retire young," but returned to ring and beat the same opponent later that same year.

Regardless of whether McGregor Mixed Martial Arts profession is finished, there is additionally hypothesis he could in any case take up another battle sport. Choices incorporate a conceivable come back to the boxing ring or even a crack at bare-knuckle boxing.

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