Conor McGregor dropped a huge bombshell last day when he announced that he was retiring from fighting.
The Irish superstar made the announcement via Twitter and while he has done it in the past as well, this time around, he has given some logical reasons for his decision.
He spoke to ESPN to detail the retirement decision and noted that nothing excites him anymore.
“The game just does not excite me, and that’s that. All this waiting around. There’s nothing happening. I’m going through opponent options, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me,” he said.
He also expressed his frustration on how he is not getting the fights that he wants and how he is made to wait.
“They should have just kept the ball rolling. I mean, why are they pushing [Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje] back to September? You know what’s going to happen in September, something else is going to happen in September, and that’s not going to happen. I laid out a plan and a method that was the right move, the right methods to go with. And they always want to balk at that and not make it happen or just drag it on. Whatever I say, they want to go against it to show some kind of power. They should have just done the fight — me and Justin for the interim title — and just kept the ball rolling,” McGregor added.
The 31-year-old McGregor, who made his return recently with a win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone seemed ready to be highly active this year but all his plans came crashing down due to a long list of reasons.
McGregor also addressed that in his talk with ESPN.
“I had my goals, my plans, the season. I had everything laid out. Obviously the world has gone bleeding bonkers at the minute. There’s f--- all happening at the minute. They want to throw me up and down weights and offer me stupid fights. I don’t really give a f---. I’m over it,” he concluded.
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