Conor McGregor announces surprise retirement from MMA

Conor McGregor

"Hey guys quick announcement, I've made a decision to retire from the sport formally known as "Mixed Martial Art" today", McGregor said on his official Twitter account.

For now let the speculation continue for McGregor's return date and the list of opponents who could welcome him back to the Octagon when he fights again in 2019. It's possible McGregor wasn't being serious, as you never really know with him.

The announcement came just hours after an interview aired on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon in which the fighter claimed he was in negotiations for an upcoming fight, reported CNN.

Just hours after an interview aired on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon in which McGregor claimed he was now negotiating with the UFC about a July return to the octagon, "The Notorious" posted the message on social media.

Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. He's retiring from fighting, not from working.

Earlier this month McGregor was arrested in Miami for allegedly smashing a fan's phone as they tried to take pictures of him. A lot of politics going on.

He finally returned to the UFC cage last October, but lost a lightweight title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov via submission in the fourth round. But I am eager to fight so we'll see what happens.

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Whatever's going on inside McGregor's head, we can at least safely say the next phase of his career won't be on the football field. "Thanks for the cheese", and was then not included on the UFC 200 card.

"I don't necessarily need to fight", McGregor said on the show.

This isn't the first time McGregor has tweeted his retirement. Two days later, he posted a lengthy statement on Facebook that ended with him saying "I AM NOT RETIRED".

"We're in talks for July", McGregor said, as relayed by ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

The former two-weight UFC champion at featherweight and lightweight had declared that he would only fight in a co-main event if he was given shares in the UFC.

McGregor was also at the centre of a brawl which erupted at ringside in the immediate aftermath of his defeat to Nurmagomedov last October in Las Vegas. The Irish fighter began his career in 2008 and has been embroiled in many controversies.

If his retirement announcement is true this time, the UFC champ will have finished with a record of 21 wins and 4 losses, according to Fox Sports.

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