UFC champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement

In March 2019 too, the Irish fighter declared his retirement from the sport but returned to the ring earlier this year

Conor McGregor retires from fighting
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Conor McGregor, the two-division UFC World Champions, posted on his official Twitter account early on Sunday morning that he is retiring from fighting.

“Hey guys, I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” the tweet said. “Thank you all for the great memories! What a ride it has been! Here’s a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas posting one of my World Title Wins! Choose your dream home, Mags I love you! Whatever you want it to be yours.”

 

This is not the first time the martial arts star is declaring his retirement on social media. 

In March 2019, the controversial Irish fighter, whose nickname is “The Notorious,” declared his retirement from the sport but returned to the ring earlier this year to fight against American fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After 15 months of retirement, he went on to defeat the Cowboy with a technical knockout.

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Then he wrote in 2016, “I’ve decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. See y’s later.”

McGregor is 8th on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound ranking.

McGregor big fight 

The champion, former trainee plumber, is regarded to be one of the greatest in the UFC. 

He then switched from the octagon of mixed martial arts to the arena to fight boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

Meanwhile, McGregor lost to the champion in the 10th round, going a little farther than many imagined. 

Besides, fight denied him his featherweight and lightweight championships and ruined his bragging rights as the only fighter to win two UFC titles simultaneously. 

During a previous interview with CNN, the fighter claimed that much of his success was attributed to the legacy of his family.

“The name McGregor is historic when it comes to fighting,” he says gleefully. “Go back, study the name of my family, research the history of my ancestors. We were a feared clan. 

“At one stage, the surname McGregor was punishable by death. It’s in my blood to fight—-and that’s it. It’s what my ancestors did a long time before me, “he said. 

Moreover, McGregor’s fighting spirit brought him into a major brawl after his fourth-round defeat to Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019. 

Both fighters got bans, and McGregor received a six-month suspension and a fine of $50,000. His opponent received a fine of $500,000 and was banned for nine months for his part in the dust.

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