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Dana White Says Conor McGregor Is ‘Retired’ As Far as 2020 Is Concerned, Won’t Fight

August 5, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dana White has confirmed that, at least as far as 2020 is concerned, Conor McGregor is retired. White did an interview with Barstool Sports’ My Mom’s Basement and confirmed that McGregor will not fight in 2020.

“This year, he’s retired,” White said (per MMA Weekly). “He doesn’t have a fight this year, and he won’t have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020. I’m not saying he won’t fight in 2021, but I’m telling you we don’t have a fight planned for him in 2021. But I guarantee you he will not fight in 2020. Conor McGregor is retired.”

White continued, “Do we all believe he’ll stay retired? I think most of us don’t believe that he’ll remain retired, but let me put it to you this way: I owe fighters that are under contract with me three fights a year. If I don’t deliver those three fights a year, I have to pay them. Conor McGregor is retired, whether people want to believe it or not. He is not fighting right now, so when he’s not fighting, I don’t even think about him or what he’s doing or any of that stuff on a business level. I’ll still shoot him a text personally, but on a business level, he’s out of the mix. He’s not fighting at all.”