Conor McGregor announces retirement from UFC

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced he is retiring from the sport.

The Irish former featherweight and lightweight champion tweeted the news following the conclusion of the UFC 250 event.

McGregor, 31, wrote: “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!”

This is not the first time McGregor, who has a career record of 22 wins and four defeats, has said he is retiring from the sport.

He made the announcement in April last year only to return less than 12 months later.

After reversing his 2019 retirement, McGregor stepped back into the fray after more than three years since his last UFC victory.

He needed just 40 seconds to reassert himself on his favourite state, flooring ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone with a precise head kick and a flying knee before the referee stepped in. In doing so, McGregor became the first fighter to bank knockouts at featherweight, lightweight and, here, welterweight.

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