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Conor McGregor Announces Retirement From MMA, Dana White Says McGregor Should Retire

March 26, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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Conor McGregor tweeted on Monday night that he has “decided to retire” from MMA.

“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!”

Of course, this isn’t the first time McGregor has tweeted that he is retiring. He did the same thing back in April of 2016 while in contract negotiations with UFC. McGregor ended up working out a deal with UFC and faced Nate Diaz at UFC 202 just a few months later.

McGregor has had talks about facing Donald Cerrone for his next fight, but a deal wasn’t worked out after McGregor didn’t want co-main event status, though he recently said he’d take the fight if given ownership shares in UFC. He has said he’s targeting July for his next fight. His latest retirement may once again be a negotiating tactic.

Oddly enough, Dana White told Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal on Monday night that if he was McGregor, he’d retire.

“He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it. It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. He’s retiring from fighting, not from working. The Whiksey will keep him busy and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.”

“He has been so fun to watch. He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it.”

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