UFC Star Conor McGregor Announces Retirement

Conor McGregor in 2017. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9255308km)

UFC star Conor McGregor has announced his retirement via a social media post over the weekend.

McGregor’s last fight was in January at the UFC 246 where he defeated Donald Cerrone via TKO. Over the past few months, he was mentioned in fight scenarios including the one against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva and the rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

On Sunday he confirmed his retirement with ESPN saying that he lost the excitement in fighting, “The game just does not excite me, and that’s that.”

“All this waiting around. There’s nothing happening. I’m going through opponent options, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me,” he continued.

However, this isn’t the first time the fighter has announced his retirement. Back in March 2016, he “retired” only to return to fight in UFC a few months later and in April 2019 he made a similar announcement during negotiations regarding his comeback.

McGregor ends his career with a 22-4 record, a UFC Featherweight Championship, and a UFC Lightweight Championship. He was the first fighter to hold both weight titles at the same time.