Could it really be true that the king of MMA fighting is done?
In an unexpected announcement on his Twitter feed today, Conor McGregor announced his surprising retirement from mixed martial arts.
Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
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!
This tweet came only hours after McGregor made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in what was a pre-taped interview. On that show, McGregor told Fallon that he and the UFC were negotiating a potential return to the Octagon in July.
McGregor went on to add:
“I have done my piece for the company. 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. So, we’ll see what happens. I’m staying ready.”