In a completely unexpected announcement, my second favorite UFC fighter Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA through Twitter early this morning. Some people believe this is just Conor being Conor and trying to make headlines, pulling everyone’s leg before coming back and saying he decided to un-retire and I hope this is the case.
It is odd because McGregor was to be the main event in a rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in July and he had made no hint of considering even to retire. McGregor has officially been removed from UFC 200 due to failing to take part of promotional events tied to UFC 200, and some have brought up that his retirement may be connected to his disagreement with Dana White over the promotional events.
If the retirement is the end of his fighting career McGregor walks away as the UFC Featherweight Champion with a 19-3 professional record.