Dana White's text messages on Conor McGregor's 'retirement' announcement

Conor McGregor has 'retired' from UFC

Conor McGregor announced his retirement from UFC for the second time in three years yesterday evening.

After a tumultuous few weeks for the Notorious, he's decided to call time on the sport that has made him a multi-millionaire.

McGregor posted on his official Twitter account: "Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.

"I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!"

The 'announcement' comes shortly after McGregor's latest arrest in Miami after smashing a fan's phone.

He's also currently serving a suspension from the UFC until April for his part in the post-fight brawl in Las Vegas with Khabib Nurmagomedov's team.

McGregor lost that bout and will that be his last involvement in the Octagon? When he announced his retirement last time in 2016, he came back to fight Nate Diaz shortly after.

However, this time around, UFC president Dana White seems certain of McGregor's departure from Mixed Martial Arts and explains why.

White at the GQ awards

ESPN's Brett Okammoto have posted text messages from White saying he understands why McGregor is focusing more on his Whiskey brand, Proper Twelve.


White wrote: "He has the money to retire and his whiskey business is KILLIN it. It totally makes sense. If I was him I would retire too.

"He's retiring from fighting. Not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy and I'm sure he has other things he's working on.

"He has been so much fun to watch!!! He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the Octagon as he was in it."

The rematch versus Khabib is looking less and less likely, with rumours circulating that the Notorious could even make the switch to WWE.

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