Conor McGregor’s lives by social media and dies by social media. Late last month on Twitter, McGregor accepted a fight with Anderson Silva at a catchweight of 176 pounds.. Now, McGregor has retired on Twitter. He posted this at the end of UFC 250.
Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
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!
McGregor would have been a huge favorite in the matchup, suggesting this might have been an easy way to add another name to his record and cash in big time at least one more time in his career.
However, cashing in might be what instigated this. As our friends at MMA Fighting noted, this marks the third time McGregor has claimed he is retiring. The previous times he was negotiating fights and eventually made the fights.
McGregor thumped Donald Cerrone earlier this year at UFC 246, and has been sorting out a next opponent ever since, Before Silva, there was talk of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
For now, McGregor is calling it quits. We’ll see how long that actually lasts.