The announcement via Twitter of the MMA fighter Conor McGregor that he will say goodbye to the sport creates a lot of skepticism, but president Dana White of MMA after the UFC believes that the thirty years ‘ Ier really plan to quit.
“Conor has the money to retire and start his own whisky sells very well,” says White against ESPN. “It is very logical. I would also quit if I was him.”
“He stops fighting, not working. His whisky will have him engaged, and I’m sure he’s still occupied with other things. It was great to see him fight, he has great things achieved in the sport. I am very happy for him and I look forward to how he is outside the octagon as successful as them.”
McGregor made early on Tuesday morning (Dutch time) for a big surprise, with a brief statement on Twitter his retirement as an MMA fighter to announce. “I decided to stop in MMA,” he wrote. “I wish all my old colleagues the best and please add me now at the retired fighters.”
Many MMA journalists and fans called the news unbelievable. The Irishman announced in april 2016 once his retirement via Twitter, but four months later he came back in the octagon for a fight with Nate Diaz.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
AvatarAuteurTheNotoriousMMAMoment of plaatsen18:29 – 19 april 2016
The tweet from 2016.
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 the competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Clean Pina Coladas on me fellas!
AvatarAuteurTheNotoriousMMAMoment of plaatsen05:18 – 26 march 2019
The tweet from Tuesday.
McGregor spoke just to tweet about new battle
McGregor alluded a few hours before his tweet in addition, yet on a possible new UFC-fight during a performance on the American tv show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“We can negotiate about a fight in July,” said ‘The Notorious’. “We’ll see what happens, there is also a lot of politics. It’s a weird world. But as I already have said I am in shape and I’m ready.”
“I don’t necessarily have more to fight, because I’ve gained enough for the rest of my life. But I look forward to fight again.”
UFC boss Dana White stands between Conor McGregor (right) and Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Photo: ProShots)
McGregor fought once in the UFC since 2016
McGregor is one of the best MMA fighters ever. The multiple world champion, has 21 wins in 25 fights to his name. Since 2013, he fights in the UFC.
The former plumber from Dublin has, since its gain on Eddie Alvarez on 13 november 2016, has only one MMA fight done. Last year, in October, lost McGregor of its chief rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After that fight went completely out of hand, causing both McGregor as Nurmagomedov is currently on a suspension sentence until april.
Big fight outside the ring after UFC fight with McGregor