UFC’s McGregor’s announces shock retirement


SPORTS NEWS | JUNE 08, 2020:

UFC star and former two division champion Conor McGregor has again made headlines after shocking his fans by announcing his retirement from the sport for the third time on Sunday.

The 32-year-old fighter had previously announced his retirement once in 2016 and again in 2019.

However, the Irishman took to Twitter on Sunday and posted the following tweet, "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".

The fact that this latest announcement comes as such a shock to fans is understandable due to the fact that McGregor had made a magnificent comeback earlier this year with a 40-second TKO win over Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

McGregor took on Cerrone in a welterweight (71 kg) bout after being away from the sport for more than a year.

This win earned him a "Performance of the Night" award and made McGregor the first UFC fighter to hold knockout finishes in the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight divisions.

Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White voiced out his opinion by stating that he understands McGregor to some extent and that fighters including UFC legend Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal don't have to fight they don't want to.

"We've been here before, this has happened to us before, more than once too," he said.

It now remains to be seen whether the Irishman will ever grace the UFC's octagon again but that will not stop fans from speculating as fighters in this sport are known for coming out of retirement whenever the 'hype train' leaves the station.