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.”
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!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
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.”
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
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.