Conor McGregor retires from MMA

Former two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor has retired from competing in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

The 30-year-old made the announcement on Twitter, adding that he wishes all his old colleagues well going forward in the competition.

He wrote:

“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today.

“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 lost his last MMA fight to Khabib Nurmagomedo, in October 2018, by submission to his Russian rival halfway through the fourth round. He was making a return to the competition after a two-year hiatus.

His career would also be remembered for the highly publicized and ultimately thrilling boxing “money fight” he had with Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

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