Conor McGregor tweeted what gave the impression to be a retirement announcement Monday night time, although it’s unclear if that’s his true intention.
“Hey guys fast announcement, I’ve determined to retire from the game formally referred to as “Blended Martial Artwork” right now,” McGregor wrote within the put up. “I want all my outdated colleagues nicely going ahead in competitors. I now be part of my former companions on this enterprise, already in retirement. Correct Pina Coladas on me fellas!”
Hey guys fast announcement, I’ve determined to retire from the game formally referred to as “Blended Martial Artwork” right now.
I want all my outdated colleagues nicely going ahead in competitors.
I now be part of my former companions on this enterprise, already in retirement.
Correct Pina Coladas on me fellas!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
McGregor, 30, has been tied to a possible battle with Donald Cerrone for July, however Cerrone was booked final week towards Al Iaquinta for a card in Could. The dangle up there was apparently the truth that the UFC needed McGregor to be within the co-main occasion, which he turned down. McGregor stated final week that he’d battle within the co-main occasion if he obtained shares within the UFC.
McGregor, the previous two-division UFC champion and the largest attract UFC historical past, final fought at UFC 229 in October, falling in a light-weight title battle to Khabib Nurmagomedov by fourth-round submission. He was suspended and fined by the Nevada Athletic Fee (NAC) after that battle for his position in a post-bout melee, however could be eligible to compete once more subsequent month.
Earlier this month, McGregor was arrested in Miami for allegedly smashing the telephone of a person who was attempting to take a photograph of him exterior a resort. McGregor is now being sued by the identical man.
“The Infamous” was on The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night time and made no overtures about retirement. Truly, he stated was in discussions to battle this summer time.
“We’re in talks for July,” McGregor informed Fallon. “So we’ll see what occurs. Lots of politics occurring. The battle sport is a mad sport. However once more, like I stated, and to my followers, I’m in form and I’m prepared.”
McGregor did say that he doesn’t should battle from a monetary standpoint, due to his previous success — he’s seemingly the very best paid UFC fighter ever — and the profitability of his Correct 12 whiskey.
“In actuality, I can decide who I please,” McGregor stated of opponents. “I’ve completed quite a bit, I’ve fought quite a bit. I’ve by no means pulled out of contests. I’ve gone via some loopy accidents, some loopy exterior conditions that many a person would dash for the hills if it occurred to them. However I stood agency, completed my piece for the corporate. … Like I stated, this whiskey is my child. I’ve a number of nice entities. I don’t essentially have to battle. I’m set for all times, my household is about for all times. We’re good. However I’m desirous to battle. So, we are going to see what occurs. I’m simply staying prepared, as I prefer to say.”
A request for remark from McGregor’s Paradigm administration agency was not instantly returned Monday night time.
This isn’t the primary time McGregor has tweeted about retirement. In 2016, he fired off a now well-known tweet, saying he was stepping away from the Octagon after the UFC pulled him from UFC 200 following his unwillingness to go on a media tour.
“I’ve determined to retire younger,” McGregor tweeted them. “Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”
I’ve determined to retire younger.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
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