The world-renowned Irish UFC superstar, Conor McGregor, has recently claimed that he would be retiring from MMA after enduring a turbulent year where he was in and out of the octagon. The UFC star stated on Twitter that he decided to leave the sport known as Mixed Martial Arts.
Conor McGregor Comments on Twitter
“I sincerely wish all my old and current colleagues well in the future when it comes to the MMA,” Conor stated, adding, “I am now joining my former partners on a new venture who are already enjoying retirement. Proper drinks on me fellas!”
Conor McGregor was recently defeated by Russian MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a world-famous UFC lightweight title fight in October of last year where a brawl took place after the match with members of Nurmagomedov’s support team being arrested. This caused Conor McGregor to be suspended from the UFC until 6 April 2019.
Conor McGregor was also charged and arrested with a robbery earlier in February 2019 in Miami after he allegedly stomped on a mobile phone that belonged to a fan.
In April 2018, Conor McGregor was filmed when he decided to throw a steel dolly through the window of a bus in Brooklyn, which housed some UFC fighters and staff. Several people got injured during the incident which included fellow UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa, who suffered severe injuries causing them to be removed from upcoming fights.
Conor McGregor eventually reached a plea agreement with the Brooklyn District Attorney. Initially, he faced 12 possible criminal charges which included two criminal mischief counts. The plea agreement consisted of McGregor paying full restitution for the damages done to the bis, completing five days of community service, and participating in anger management classes.
This is the second time Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the UFC on Twitter. A month after Nate Diaz defeated him, he stated that he would retire young. However, he managed to make a return to the UFC to overcome the same opponent within the same year of 2016.
Conor McGregor was initially a trainee plumber a decade ago but managed to rise quite quickly within the UFC to become one of the leading fighters in the sport where he won two titles in two different weight classes. In 2017, during the peak of his fighting career, he managed to earn $100 million when he decided to bout against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.
In July 2018, Conor McGregor was ranked 4tgh on the Forbes list as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world with a wealth of around $99 million, placing him behind Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Floyd Mayweather.
Conor McGregor Profile
Born – 14 July 1988 in Dublin
Title – Former lightweight and UFC featherweight champion
Nicknames – Mystic Mac and The Notorious
Famous Fight – In 2015, he managed to defeat Jose Aldo, considered one of the best pound-for-pound martial artists in the world.