Conor McGregor says he has retired from MMA

Conor McGregor (Getty Images)

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from mixed martial arts.

In a tweet posted early Tuesday morning, McGregor says he will “now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.”

McGregor’s last fight was at UFC 229, where he lost via submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

This isn’t the first time McGregor has threatened to retire. In April 2016 McGregor tweeted that he had “decided to retire young.” 

Since that tweet McGregor has fought three times in the UFC, in addition to a boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather.

UFC president Dana White said in February that he hoped to see McGregor back in the Octagon by this summer.

Negotiations for a potential fight with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone fell apart and ended with Cerrone calling McGregor a ‘prima donna.’

McGregor was recently arrested in Miami after allegedly destroying a fan’s phone.