The former two-division UFC World Champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport via a tweet. The featherweight and lightweight champion is one of the biggest names in sports.
Conor McGregor, stepped-down with a 22-4 record after he announced that he was done fighting. The Irish player has made similar statements in the past- retiring’ in 2016 and 2019 before joining the sport again. In 2016, he tweeted, “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”
“The game just does not excite me, and that’s that,” McGregor told ESPN on Sunday. “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 … I don’t know if it’s no crowd. I don’t know what it is. There’s just no buzz for me”, he added.
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 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Dh4ijsZacZ
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 7, 2020
Check out how netizens reacted to his announcement:
— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) June 7, 2020
LMFAOOOOO stealing the spotlight
— Cam? (@CamXMMA) June 7, 2020
dana be like pic.twitter.com/t4tYJzxBYr
— lloyd sims (@LloydPSims) June 7, 2020
again? did you need some attention real quick?
— ImposterEdits (@Imposter_Edits) June 7, 2020
Conor be like: pic.twitter.com/KimLau32Gn
— RuggsBurnSZN follow limit (@simonstoosaucy1) June 7, 2020
— brah (@Devin_Sherlock2) June 7, 2020
You’ve retired more over the past 4 years than you’ve had actual fights. Well, unless you count senior citizens or innocent bystanders.
— FightIsland (@fight_island) June 7, 2020
Retiring again ? pic.twitter.com/UJbJUFWFhA
— SMJR (@AlSwearengen127) June 7, 2020
Another fake retirement aint foolin us pic.twitter.com/7LhjnP9M3F
— ?? ᗰ?. ??η€Ⓢ ?♚ (@imdonemedii23) June 7, 2020