As UFC 250 came to a close, Conor McGregor took to Twitter to announce he would be retiring from MMA (again). With a short and sweet message, McGregor is officially retired for the third time in four years.
“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!”
As previously mentioned, this isn’t exactly the first time ‘The Notorious’ has told us he would be calling it a day. The most recent example was in April of last year and we all know how long that lasted after McGregor made his return to the cage this January. After defeating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in only 40 seconds, McGregor made it clear that this would be the start of a new ‘season’ for him.
As was the case in 2016 when McGregor first came out and said he would be retiring young, we really don’t know whether he’s serious or not. With several opponents being talked about such as welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, BMF champion Jorge Masvidal and even Anderson Silva, who knows who, what or when is next for the UFC’s first double champ.
Ewan MacKenna, a former winner of Irish Sports Journalist of the Year, quoted McGregor’s retirement tweet and added this:
“Good reason too. Put it this way, he’s going to be busy.”
With plenty of speculation around why McGregor has retired and why at this particular time, what do you think? Is this really the end of the Conor McGregor chapter in the UFC? Let us know and get involved.