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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.

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.”

But, this isn’t the first time McGregor has “retired” on social media. In April 2016, he used his Twitter account to deliver similar news: “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.” And we know that he DID go on to fight again.
McGregor’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ESPN. However UFC President Dana White says he is inclined to believe that McGregor may be done this time.  
I guess we’ll just have to wait to see what happens. For the complete story go to ESPN.com HERE:

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .