For all you sports fans, here’s the breaking news. Conor Mcgregor has announced his shock retirement from the UFC. Conor last fought back in October 2018, when he lost the lightweight champion champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. There were rumours of a potential rematch after this fight.
However, following his last fight he was suspended for six months after being caught in brawls among the crowd. There were rumours of a potential rematch from his last fight but this doesn’t seem to be true after announcing his retirement today.
The announcement came today (March 26, 2019) through a tweet he shared:
The 30 year old had hours before appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show where he said he ‘didn’t need’ to fight again as he was ‘set for life’. But he also did talk briefly about going against Donald Cerrone in the summer, which makes his retirement announcement even more surprising,
He told the host:
We’re in talks for July. There’s a lot of politics going on, it’s a mad game, the fight game
To my fans, I am in shape and I am ready. There are many opponents, in reality I can pick who I please.
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. We will see what happens, but I am just staying ready.