Conor McGregor is back in the headlines and this time around, for one of his tweets. The Irish superstar tweeted out that he retiring from fighting just moments after UFC 250 was concluded.
He wrote the following message along with a picture with his mother which was taken in Las Vegas.
“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting.
Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!
Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you!
Whatever you desire it’s yours,”
While the details of the retirement are yet to be known, it should also be noted that McGregor sent out a similar tweet a few years back only to return to fighting later on.
McGregor recently made his MMA return after a long break when he defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone via a first-round stoppage. The Irishman then expressed his interest in fighting Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov which makes the retirement tweet a hard pill to swallow.
The 31-year-old McGregor is hands down the biggest star in the UFC at the moment and was the only MMA fighter in the recently released Forbes list for highest-paid athletes. He is currently 22-4 in his MMA career with two UFC titles in his resume and 0-1 in his professional boxing career with his defeat coming against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
McGregor’s tweet, however, comes at a very interesting time for the UFC which has been at the centre of debates about fighter pay. Many fighters like Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal have already spoken up about the need to increase fighter pay.
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