Connor McGregor has announced a shock retirementretirement from Mixed Martial Art UFC. The Irish fighter made this known on social media where he wished all his colleagues who are still in the competition well.
Connor McGregor exits the sport with a 21-4-0 record, and UFC belts in two divisions.
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!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
McGregor is currently ranked 8th on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound list.
He makes the announcement hours after an interview aired on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, where he spoke of negotiations for an upcoming fight.
McGregor, told Fallon:
“My next fight, we’re in talks for July. We’ll see what happens. A lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game but as I said again, to my fans I am in shape and I am ready.”