Conor McGregor announces retirement again

March 26, 2019

Conor McGregor wrote on twitter Monday night that he is retiring from “Mixed Martial Art.” Whether or not the retirement will stick will be a good question.

The retirement announcement is his second after having announced a similar retirement in 2016.  As we know, he returned to the Octagon.

Notably, Ronda Rousey, another former UFC star, chimed in with congratulations.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto obtained a text statement from Dana White who seems to endorse his announcement:

Notably, McGregor was on Jimmy Fallon on Monday night and talked about a return to fighting this July.  McGregor scoffed at a proposed co-main event fight during International Fight Week.  It was explained that a proposed Heavyweight title fight (perhaps between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier or Brock Lesnar and Cormier) would be the main attraction.

Payout Perspective:

Conor is not retired and I highly doubt many think he will stay out of the limelight of the fight game.  The announcement seems to be yet another negotiating tool for the former champ to get an advantageous deal for his next fight.  He realizes he’s a big draw, the UFC and its business partners know this too.  Even if it means sitting out July, one might expect McGregor back in the game by the f

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