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In a quick statement on Twitter, Conor McGregor has decided to retire from MMA. McGregor went on to wish his colleagues well, and that he’d be joining his former partners on this venture with his whiskey business.
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
In 2016, McGregor decided to “retire” before his second fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. He thanked the UFC for “all the cheese”, but later retracted his statement. McGregor later entered the boxing ring, where he survived 10 out of 12 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
With a professional record of 21-4, McGregor has only suffered defeat to Artemji Sitenkov, Joseph Duffy, Nate Diaz, and Khabib Nurmagomedov. On the contrary, McGregor holds wins over Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Chad Mendes, and Jose Aldo. With some of the best microphone skills in the business, McGregor has been a factor in the growth of the UFC.
If McGregor has indeed retired from MMA, he can truly say he’s done everything he has set out to. Retiring at his age may be premature to some, but McGregor has no true reason to fight within the UFC, especially with a successful business outside of the sport.
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