UFC legend Conor McGregor has tweeted that he has now retired from the fighting game once again.
The Irishman sent out his message straight after the main event of UFC 250 this morning, which saw Amanda Nunes defeat Felicia Spencer.
McGregor wrote to his 8.1 million Twitter followers: “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.”
However, you can certainly forgive fight fans for being a tad sceptical given McGregor’s past tendencies to prematurely announce his retirement – this is the third instance in just four years.
Not to mention the fact that the 31-year-old made a successful comeback in the UFC this year, scoring a sensational first-round win against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone back in January.
The UFC’s main man, Dana White, was asked about McGregor’s post after UFC 250 this morning.
“We’re in a pandemic,” White told the media. “The world is a crazy place right now and everybody feels it. I think everybody’s pissed off, confused and been locked in their houses for three months.”
White added: “The amount of people I have gunning at me right now is insane. So if that’s what Conor’s feeling right now, Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, I feel you. On a certain level, I understand it.”
For McGregor, the lucrative deals on offer to him in the UFC will no doubt be far too tempting, with a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov still very much in the making.
Don’t bet against the Notorious stepping back into the Octagon before the year is out!
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